11-year-old accidentally shot by another child in Cocoa, police say

Boy taken to hospital in stable condition

COCOA, Fla. – An 11-year-old boy was accidentally shot by another child when they were handling a gun Sunday evening, according to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies said when they arrived at a residence in Cocoa, they found the 11-year-old suffering from a gunshot wound.

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The boy was taken to a hospital in stable condition, deputies said.

Deputies determined that it was an accidental shooting that happened when the children found the gun at the residence. The firearm went off and injured one of the children while they were handling it, said authorities.

Charges are not likely, but an investigation is ongoing, police said.