TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A 21-year-old Florida man was injured Sunday morning during an accidental shooting, according to deputies.
The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office said the man was shot at a home on Laramore Avenue in Port Charlotte.
Investigators said that the shooting happened after a “juvenile” fired a gun on accident. However, the 21-year-old is expected to survive the incident.
“When handling a firearm, you must use extreme caution and always utilize gun safety protocols,” Sheriff Bill Prummell said. “I’m hopeful the individual will make a full recovery.”
The investigation is still in progress, according to the sheriff’s office.