Florida boy, 11, dies after being shot by 4-year-old

Police investigate how child got gun

Published On: May 15 2013 06:58:59 AM EDT
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. -

 Authorities say an 11-year-old boy has died after a 4-year-old accidentally shot him in a Lake City apartment.

The child who was shot on Sunday died Tuesday at Shands at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

Lake City police were called to the Cedar Park Apartments on Sunday, where they found Jarvan Jackson injured inside one of the units.

He was in critical condition when he was taken to the hospital in nearby Gainesville. Authorities say Jackson died at 2:47 p.m. Tuesday.

According to the Gainesville Sun, police and the Department of Children and Families are investigating how the younger child got the gun. They also are trying to determine whether there was adequate supervision for the children at the home.

The relationship between the children wasn't known.