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4-Year-Old Fires Gun, Grazes 6-Year-Old With Bullet

TAMPA, Fla. – Tampa Police are investigating a shooting that occurred on E. Frierson Ave that happened just after 10:00 am Tuesday morning.

Investigators say a 6-year-old showed up at a nearby hospital with a wound to the leg this morning. The child’s injuries are non-life-threatening.

Police say a 15-year-old, Abinadat Hernandez, a friend of one of the relatives, left the firearm in the house under the sofa. A 4-year-old discovered the weapon and fired it.

The bullet grazed the 6-year-old in the leg.

Hernandez has been arrested and charged with Culpable Negligence and Minor In Possession of a Firearm.

The shooting remains under investigation. We will update this story as details are released.

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