4-year-old child injured in apparent accidental shooting in Zephyrhills, police say

Posted at 10:17 PM, Mar 29, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-31 14:29:02-04

The Pasco Sheriff's Office, along with Fire Rescue, responded to an accidental shooting of a four-year-old.

Deputies received the call of an accidental shooting at a residence on the 6700 block of Boulder Run Loop in Zephyrhills at 9:17 p.m. on Wednesday.

According to officials, the child appears to have suffered an accidental, self-inflicted gunshot wound to the abdomen.  He was flown to an area hospital and is currently in stable condition.

While the boy's grandmother was in the bathroom, police say he found a loaded firearm in the bedroom and shot himself.

The boy's prognosis is good and he is expected to recover. 

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