6-year-old Florida girl Who shoots grandmother

A 6-year-old Florida girl accidentally shot her grandmother Thursday in a moving vehicle, according to North Port police. The girl grabbed her 57-year-old grandmother’s gun in the back seat of her vehicle and fired into the passenger seat, hitting her grandmother in the lower back around 3 p.m. Thursday in the 2400 block of Tollefson Avenue, the North Port Police Department said in a news release. The gun “was originally located in a holster, tucked into the back pocket of the driver’s seat, under the seat cover,” NPPD said. 6-year-old Florida girl Who shoots grandmother

“This is an unfortunate example of the importance of gun safety,” NPPD Chief Todd Garrison said in a statement. “Take appropriate steps to ensure children cannot access firearms.” Garrison added that the incident “could have been so much worse, not just for the grandmother, but for the boy as well,” but “it looks like everyone is going to be okay.”

Authorities interviewed the girl and other parties involved and determined that the firing of the firearm was “accidental.” A 57-year-old Florida woman was reportedly shot in the back by her 6-year-old granddaughter as she was driving in North Port, Florida. Thursday afternoon.


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Police said the boy found a holstered handgun in the back pocket of the driver’s seat and fired a shot through the seat, WFLA reported. The victim drove to her home before being airlifted to a Sarasota hospital. According to reports, her injuries were not life-threatening.

The North Port police chief called the shooting an “unfortunate example of the importance of gun safety.” Advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety, founded by former mayor Mike Bloomberg, says there have been at least 20 unintentional shootings by children in 2023, nine resulting in death. The youngest fatality was a 3-year-old Texas boy who shot himself with a gun from his mother’s nightstand.


In 2022, Everytown for Gun Safety reported that 145 people were killed by guns unintentionally fired by children, including a 13-year-old girl from Newark, New Jersey who inadvertently shot herself. A 13-year-old Yonkers boy reportedly survived a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

A 2-year-old boy in Maine reportedly shot his parents in 2021 after finding a gun on their nightstand. Both parents, including a father who suffered a head injury, survived. A few months later, a 2-year-old North Carolina boy killed his father while playing with a .40-caliber Glock pistol.Read More…..

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