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 »