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Police: Teen handling gun in home shoots mom in hand

A teen shot his mom in the hand while handling a firearm, police say.
A teen shot his mom in the hand while handling a firearm, police say. (WJXT)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A teen shot his mother in the hand while handling a firearm in their home early Thursday morning, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said.

According to police, officers were called to an emergency room facility just after 2 a.m. because someone had been shot.

When officers arrived they found a woman with an apparent gunshot wound to her hand.

Investigators said they were told the woman and her 17-year-old son, whose names were not released, were at their apartment on Confederate Point Road when she was shot by her son, who was handling a firearm in another room.

Her injury was not considered to be life-threatening.

The JSO Violent Crimes Unit is taking the lead in the investigation and will try to determine what occurred, police said.

No arrests have been made at this time.


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