CAPE CORAL, Fla. — A Cape Coral man faces manslaughter charges after a weekend shooting.
Just after midnight on Sunday, a 23-year-old man was brought to Cape Coral Hospital with a gunshot wound to the chest. The man later died.
Police say 18-year-old Giordanni Castro had been "bantering" with the victim in a car on Del Prado Blvd. South when Castro took the gun, which had been in his lap, and placed it against the victim's chest.
The gun fired; Castro told officers he did not realize the gun was loaded.
After interviewing other witnesses, police believe the shooting was not intentional.
Castro was booked in the Lee County Jail.