ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35) - The Orange County Sheriff's Office is investigating the death of a child, killed by what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound, deputies say.
The child, identified as a 5-year-old boy, was found inside a vehicle in the parking lot of a shopping center on S. Chickasaw Trail. He was driven to Florida Hospital East, which is located across the street from the shopping center, where he was pronounced dead.
Homicide detectives say the weapon belongs to a family member, and they believe this was an accidental shooting. The case is now being sent to the State Attorney’s Office for further review. This is till an active and ongoing investigation, and no additional details were immediately released.