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VICTORVILLE , Calif. -- The passenger in a vehicle was accidentally shot in the hand by a sheriff's deputy after a short pursuit, officials said.
At about 11:50 p.m. on Friday, a San Ber nardino County Sheriff's Victorville station deputy saw a vehicle leave the Lowe's Hardware parking lot on Bear Valley Road at a high-rate of speed after doing several "donuts" in the parking lot, according to sheriff's officials.
The deputy chased the vehicle onto southbound Interstate 15 onramp where the driver, Javier Ortiz, 29, of San Bernardino, pulled over, officials said.
The deputy drew his weapon and was giving Ortiz and his passenger, Hugo Anaya, 23, of Mira Loma, verbal commands when the deputy's weapon accidentally fired, going through the vehicle's back window and striking Anaya in the left hand, according to sheriff's officials.
Anaya was taken to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center where he was treated and later released, authorities said.
Ortiz was arrested for reckless driving, officials said.
The incident is currently under investigation.
T h e L owe ' s H o m e Improvement parking lot is a popular Friday night hang-out for street racers to show off their vehicles, according to officials.