Wednesday, June 8, 2022

14-year-old in critical condition after unintentionally shooting himself in neck

 A 14-year-old Ocala, Florida boy was visiting a friend when he found a loaded, unlocked gun in the parents' dresser drawer. The boy unintentionally discharged the gun, shooting himself in the neck. 

When police arrived they found the boy lying on the floor and two women attempting to resuscitate him. The officer took over the CPR and after a few minutes the boy began breathing again and was able to move his head.  

The teen was taken to the hospital where he remains in critical condition. 

The owner of the gun was at work when the shooting took place. Police are investigating the incident and note that under Florida law guns must be stored in a locked box or secured with a trigger lock to prevent a minor accessing the gun. 

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