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Cape man improving after accidental shooting

By Staff | Oct 28, 2014

A Cape Coral man is improving at the hospital following a recent accidental shooting.

On Tuesday, Julio Angel Irrizarry, 20, of 959 S.W. 15th Place, was listed in fair condition at Lee Memorial Hospital, where he was taken last month after the shooting incident, according to officials.

At approximately 12:20 p.m. Sept. 18, Cape police responded to a report of a person shot at 959 S.W. 15th Place. The victim, identified as Irrizarry, had sustained a single gunshot wound to the abdomen.

Irrizarry and his mother were transported to the hospital via an ambulance, according to a report.

Police officials reported in a prepared statement that the preliminary information indicated that the injury may have been the result of an accidental discharge when the weapon was dropped.