JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – According to authorities, a 6-year-old child in Florida was tragically shot and killed by a 9-year-old. The incident occurred on Wednesday afternoon. Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Assistant Chief J.D. Stronko reported that the child sustained a gunshot wound to the head.
During the time of the shooting, an adult was present in the home, Stronko said. Due to Florida’s victim privacy protections known as Marsy’s Law, authorities are unable to reveal the nature of the relationship between the adult and the children, as well as the relationship between the two young individuals.
Assistant Chief J.D. Stronko held a news briefing this evening. He spoke about a shooting in the 5500 block of Shady Pine Street South involving a child. The victim was transported to a local hospital where they were pronounced deceased by medical personnel. The Jacksonville… pic.twitter.com/pOLZEVez5B
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The investigation is currently ongoing, and the sheriff’s office has not filed any charges at this point.
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