Loaded gun found buried in sand on Coney Island beach

A loaded handgun was found buried in the sand on the beach at Coney Island. According to investigators, a mother and her 10-year-old daughter were

A mother and daughter uncovered the weapon while

A mother and daughter uncovered the weapon while looking for seashells.

BROOKLYN - A loaded handgun was found buried in the sand on the beach at Coney Island.

According to investigators, a mother and her 10-year-old daughter were looking for seashells when they uncovered a loaded 9 mm handgun in a pool of water in the sand. 

The discovery was made at around 2 p.m. Monday near West 19th Street. The gun was taken to a lifeguard, who then called police. 

Authorities say the weapon was filled with sand and had to be sawed into pieces to make it safe to handle. There was one bullet inside.

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