Boy, 4, accidentally shoots self in head at Orange County condo complex, police say

Orange County deputies investigate shooting

Published On: Mar 20 2013 10:40:40 AM EDT   Updated On: Mar 20 2013 05:49:46 PM EDT
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PINE HILLS, Fla. -

A 4-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the head Wednesday morning at a Pine Hills condo complex, according to Orange County sheriff's deputies.

The child was shot around 9:30 a.m. at the Los Roble Condos off Silver Star Road.  The child was taken to Arnold Palmer Hospital and was listed in critical but stable condition.

A 911 caller reported the shooting, and Fire Rescue personnel began "rescue efforts," according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies said two others, including an aunt, were in the home at the time of the shooting.  The boy's mother, however, was at work, deputies said.

The Department of Children and Families is now involved in the investigation.

It's not yet known how the shooting unfolded, and an investigation is ongoing.

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