JACKSON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - Authorities are investigating after a 6-year-old boy was accidentally shot by a family member.
The Jackson County Sheriff's Office received a call Friday evening around 8:30 p.m. that 6-year-old juvenile male was shot inside a residence of Townhouse Drive.
He was airlifted and transported to Sacred Heart Hospital.
During the investigation, they discovered that a family member was responsible for the shooting.
Deputies believe it may have been an accident, however, Jaquaruis White, who was found in the home with a gun, was arrested for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
There's no official confirmation of whether White shot the child, only that he was in possession of a firearm and was subsequently arrested for it.
The child remains in critical as of Monday afternoon.