CASSELBERRY, Fla. — A 5-year-old boy accidentally shot himself and a man Monday at a home, the Casselberry Police Department said Tuesday.
Police said the shooting happened shortly before 11 a.m. at a home on Jackson Court near Concord Drive.
Investigators said Keevon Lawson, 27, brought a gun to the home and laid it on a table.
“Lawson left his firearm unsupervised while he played video games with the other adults present,” a police spokesman said.
Police said the boy then picked up the gun and shot a single round, shooting himself in the leg and Deion Smith in the left hip.
They said the shooting was an accident, but Lawson was arrested on charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and for obstruction of justice.
Investigators said the obstruction charge was added because Lawson hid the gun involved in the shooting.
The boy’s relatives told Channel 9 that they think he thought the gun was a toy. They said everyone is expected to make a full recovery.
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