Fox News reported that on February 16 in Florida, a six-year-old child shot her grandma from the backseat of a moving automobile.
According to a news release from the North Port Police Department, the kid discovered her 57-year-old grandmother’s gun in the backseat of the car. She then shot her in the lower back at 3 p.m.
“A 57-year-old woman said that her 6-year-old granddaughter got ahold of a pistol in the backseat of the vehicle and mistakenly discharged a single shot through the driver’s seat, injuring her in the lower back,” they added.
The handgun was originally found in a holster placed in the back pocket of the driver’s seat, beneath a seat cover, according to the police department.
Shooting Investigation involving a child. pic.twitter.com/YI2OhNEzTd— North Port Police (@NorthPortPolice) February 17, 2023
However, the woman was able to drive home and dialled 911 in the United States. She was then transported to a hospital with “non-threatening injuries”.
“This is an awful example of the need of gun safety,” said police chief Todd Garrison in a statement. Although “it appears like everyone is going to be okay,” Garrison added that the incident “could have been far worse, not just for the grandma but for the youngster.”
The shooting was determined to be “accidental” by police after an inquiry.
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