Boy, 5, fatally shoots himself in day care parking lot

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ORLANDO, Fla. – A 5-year-old boy fatally shot himself while in a vehicle in a parking lot across the street from Florida Hospital East, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said.

The shooting happened just before 4 p.m. in the parking lot of the Neighborhood Kid Academy day care in the 200 block of Neighborhood Market Road, deputies said.

The boy, who was identified as Judah Todman, was found mortally wounded in the vehicle and was rushed across the street to the hospital, where he died. Full Story »

Florida man gets 6 years for firing gun while taking selfie

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TAMPA, Fla. — A Florida man has been sentenced to six years and five months in prison for accidentally shooting a gun while taking a selfie in a strip club restroom.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Tampa announced 34-year-old Rorn Sorn’s sentencing Monday. The Asian Pride Gang member pleaded guilty in April to possessing a firearm as a convicted felon.

Court documents say Sorn was at Club Lust in St. Petersburg in December when his gun discharged. The bullet went through the mirror and into the adjacent women’s restroom. No injuries were reported.

A security guard approached Sorn as he was leaving, and Sorn reportedly told the guard that it was an accident and that he “was just trying to take a selfie.” Police responded, and officers found a handgun, ammunition and drugs on Sorn. Full Story »

Florida Woman’s Gun Accidentally Fires, Shoots Mall at Millenia Shopper in Leg

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The Orlando Sentinel reports the shooting happened outside the Mall at Millenia on Saturday. Orlando police Lt. Robert Terrell says a handgun in a woman’s purse accidentally fired a bullet through her bag and hit the victim in the lower leg.

This happened outside the mall, near the Macy’s department story.

The victim/shooter was taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. Further details have not been released.

This is actually pretty common in Florida… browse through our “Accidental Gunfire” tags for more miserable Florida hilarity

Jacksonville Man Sits on Gun, Shoots Self in Penis

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A Jacksonville man accidentally shot himself in the penis early Friday morning when he sat on a gun in the driver’s seat of his car, police said.

The 38-year-old man was taken to Memorial Hospital by a woman, who told police that the man was sitting in his Nissan Altima by himself and came into their home on Freedom Crossing Trail in a panic and ran straight to the bathroom.

She said she followed him and saw that he had a gunshot wound to his penis, so she took him to the hospital, where he underwent surgery. Full Story »

Florida Man named Trigger accidentally shoots himself in ankle at Dollar General

Jason Trigger was arrested on Sunday on charges of owning a firearm as a felon.

HUDSON — A man left a Dollar General store with a gunshot wound Sunday after he was accidentally shot by his own firearm.

Jason Trigger, 35, of Port Richey entered the discount store off U.S. 19 in Hudson at about 3:30 p.m. to pick up boxes for a friend. Tucked against his right hip was a .25-caliber handgun that, as Trigger walked into the building, came loose. When it hit the floor, it fired a round into his right ankle, according to a Pasco County Sheriff’s Office news release.

Trigger left the firearm on the floor and limped toward a Buick in the parking lot with two other people, according to the Sheriff’s Office investigation report. He then went to Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, where he was contacted by deputies. As of Monday, he was still recovering, the Sheriff’s Office said. Full Story »

Florida Man Accidentally Shoots Weapon in Club while Taking Gun Selfie

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – A man has been arrested after he reportedly went into the bathroom of a St. Pete club to take a selfie with a handgun, but it went off and shot through the women’s restroom next door.

Ron Sorn, 34, tried to run from Club Lust after the gun went off, but officers in the area stopped him. He was arrested and charged with being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, possession of xanax, and possession of marijuana less than two grams.

Sorn was booked into the Pinellas County Jail on Saturday morning. He remains in jail.

 

Source: abcactionnews.com

Florida Cop accidentally shoots up wrong house

An award-winning Florida cop who fired into an occupied home after responding to a wrong address, forcing an innocent family out at gunpoint in the middle of the night and ordering them to sit handcuffed on the curb for ten hours, was indicted by a grand jury.

Ocoee police officer Carlos Anglero turned himself in Thursday evening, according to WKMG in Orlando.

There is still no word on whether the other officer who fired into the Central Florida home, Stephanie Roberts, will also be indicted. Both were already under investigation by internal affairs prior to the shooting. Full Story »