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'Accidental discharge of firearm' leads to 21-year-old's hospitalization

Posted at 10:17 AM, Jun 19, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-20 23:01:18-04

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. — Charlotte County deputies investigated a shooting near the 22000 block of Laramore Ave. in Port Charlotte just before 9:30 AM Sunday where a 21-year-old was taken to the hospital.

According to CCSO, it was an accidental discharge of a firearm and the 21-year-old is expected to survive.

"When handling a firearm, you must use extreme caution and always utilize gun safety protocols. I'm hopeful the individual will make a full recovery."
Sheriff Bill Prummell.

CCSO says that the investigation is ongoing.