Miami – A 17-year-old boy died after being seriously injured by an 8-year-old boy who reportedly accidentally fired a shotgun rifle into the vehicle they were both in, Tampa, Florida police said.
The minors, who have not been identified by the authorities, were waiting for an adult who was withdrawing money in a bank.
The boy, who was sitting with another 10-year-old boy in the back chair, began maneuvering the Daisy 800 pellet gun and unloaded it accidentally, according to police.RELATED
The incident occurred on February 1, and the young man died, according to his family, on the 7th after staying in critical condition in a Tampa hospital.
“I never expected to bury a grandson as a grandmother. And much less one of my children,” Norine Wafford, the teenager’s grandmother, told the local Bay News 9 channel.
The victim’s family, who identified him as Ivan Johnson, opened an account on the GoFundMe platform to raise funds for funeral arrangements.
The young man, who appears in a photo with his mother kissing him, “was a young man who enjoyed life to the fullest and with the vigorous tenacity of love,” wrote Timothy Howard, the organizer of the collection.
“He was an active member in his 15-year congregation and offered his musical talents playing the organ for 9 years. Playing the role of many faces,
“Ivan was pleased to devote his time to being the elder brother, the best friend, the inspiration and the smile to everyone,” adds the page, which had so far raised about $ 6,000.
Family members said the police have turned the case over to the state attorney’s office, which investigates the incident, and that the 8-year-old boy and his father have left the city and are in Fort Lauderdale, according to the local channel. .