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1 child injured while playing with gun in Jacksonville

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Posted at 9:40 AM, Jun 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-25 09:42:53-04

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a child was injured while playing with a gun at a home in Jacksonville.

News outlets report that two children found the gun inside the home and it fired as they played with it. One of the children was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is investigating. They didn't say whether the parents were home when the incident occurred.

First Coast News reports the child was transported to UF Health in critical condition.