Toddler accidentally shoots himself with unsecured gun in Florida home, police say

Children and Gun Safety

JUPITER INLET COLONY, Fla. — A toddler remains hospitalized after he shot himself with an unsecured gun in a Florida home, Jupiter Inlet Colony police said.

According to WPBF and WPEC, the incident occurred Sunday afternoon at a Lighthouse Drive home. A 3-year-old boy discovered an unsecured 9 mm gun, which discharged, striking his hand and thigh, WPEC reported.

Rescue crews flew the child to a nearby hospital, where his condition was listed as stable, according to WPBF. Doctors expect him to recover from his injuries, the news outlets reported.

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The gun belonged to the toddler’s uncle, according to WPEC. No further information was immediately available.

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