The Pasco Sheriff’s Office, along with Fire Rescue, 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. last 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.
Guns of are designed to injure and kill. While, in the right hands guns can be used as a tool for hunting or as a means of protection. However, in the wrong hands, guns can lead to tragic and accidental injuries.
Not everyone that picks up a gun knows how to use it. If you or someone you love was seriously injured in an accidental shooting, you may be able to recover financial compensation to cover your medical bills and any other damages you may have incurred.
When someone else’s negligent actions result in a serious injury, you need legal representation in order to secure the compensation you deserve. Our Pasco County Injury Lawyers at Whittel & Melton understand negligence cases and can assist with holding the responsible party accountable for their carelessness. Call us today at 727-847-2299 or contact us online for a free consultation to learn more about how we can assist you.