HENDRY COUNTY, Fla. – A 4-year-old child died after he was accidentally shot inside a car in Clewiston, according to investigators.
The Department of Children and Families confirmed the 4-year-old was pronounced dead after he sustained an accidental gunshot wound. DCF confirmed his older sibling found the loaded weapon in the car and the gun discharged.
The shooting happened outside of a Subway restaurant off Berner Road on Friday. Both siblings, a 4-year-old boy and a 5-year-old girl, were rushed to Hendry Regional Hospital.
The 5-year-old was airlifted to a trauma center for treatment.