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Cape Coral Police complete investigation into 3 year old being shot

Posted at 3:34 PM, Dec 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-05 15:34:28-05

CAPE CORAL, Fla. — Cape Coral Police has just completed its investigation into a reported shooting of a 3-year-old child.

On December 3, Cape Coral Police responded to a reported accidental shooting on NE 7th Ave in Cape Coral.

The three-year-old was transported to a trauma alert hospital.

An investigation revealed that a older sibling shot the child with a handgun.

The old sibling got a key and opened up the safe.

Cape Coral Police say the handgun was locked up in a safe and was not readily accessible at the time.

The shooting is ruled accidental, and there will be no charges.