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Child injured in accidental shooting

By Staff | Dec 3, 2019

A 3-year-old was in “guarded” condition Tuesday morning after an accidental shooting in Cape Coral Monday night.

The incident occurred in the 1500 block of Northeast 7th Avenue, according to a Cape Coral Police Department release issued Tuesday morning.

“A 3-year old child was injured as a result of the incident, and was transported as a trauma alert to an area hospital where they are now in ‘guarded condition,'” the release states.

The child “had a gun shot wound to the upper portion” of the chest, according to the police incident report, which states the call came in at 10:22 p.m.

The child was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital.

The investigation was turned over to the CCPD Forensics and the Major Crimes Unit. A victims advocate also responded.

The investigation is ongoing, officials said.

No other information has been released.

– Source: CCPD

Original post:

A 3-year-old is in “guarded” condition after an accidental shooting at a Cape Coral home Monday night.

The incident occurred in the 1500 block of Northeast 7th Avenue, according to a Cape Coral Police Department release issued Tuesday morning.

“A 3-year old child was injured as a result of the incident, and was transported as a trauma alert to an area hospital where they are now in ‘guarded condition,'” the release states.

The Cape Coral Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit is continuing its investigation into the incident, officials said.

No other information was released.

– Source: CCPD