17-year-old accidentally shoots self near downtown, Sanford police say

Police: Victim inside home on Olive Avenue with friends when shot

SANFORD, Fla. - A 17-year-old was shot Friday afternoon near Historic Goldsboro Boulevard, Sanford police said.

The shooting was reported near 13th Street and Olive Avenue after 3 p.m., Sanford Fire Department officials said.

Police said the victim was inside a home on Olive Avenue with friends when he was shot. When authorities arrived, the teenager had a gun in his hand and was suffering from a gunshot wound, police said.

The Sanford Fire Department took the victim to a hospital for medical treatment. Police said the victim was in stable condition, according to the information received.

Authorities said Monday that the initial investigation revealed that the boy accidentally fired the gun, injuring himself. Investigators said they are still working to determine what may have led to the firing of the gun.

The shooting is an isolated incident and there are no suspects outstanding, according to police.

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