Toddler being treated after shooting self with father's gun

Toddler being treated after shooting self with father's gun

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The Florida Department of Children and Families is investigating a shooting involving a 2-year-old Orange County boy.  DCF was notified of the shooting on Tuesday. 

The child is presently receiving medical attention for non-life-threatening injuries at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. 

According to the Orange County Sheriff's Office, the child received wounds to both legs as the result of a single gunshot.  The shooting, which happened at a residence on W. Livingston Street in Orlando, is believed to be an accident and self-inflicted.

A DCF spokesperson said the agency is working with law enforcement to better understand the circumstances of how the child sustained the injuries.

Charges are pending against the father of the child.



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