A 13-year-old Hernando boy remained hospitalized Monday in Gainesville after being shot by a sibling in what authorities are calling an accidental incident.
Deputies responded around 6:30 p.m. Sunday to a residence on North Blue Bream Terrace in Hernando where they located the boy with a gunshot wound. He was transported to Ocala Regional Medical Center and then transferred to UF Shands Hospital. His condition was unknown Monday.
The boy was shot with a semi-automatic handgun that was not securely locked in the residence, sheriff’s spokeswoman Brittney Carman said Monday.
The sheriff’s office is not releasing the name of the victim, the sibling who accidentally shot him, or their parents.
There have been no arrests and the investigation is continuing, Carman said.