JACKSONVILLE (CBSMiami/AP) — Any parent’s nightmare came to life in northern Florida this weekend.READ MORE: 'We're Following The Recommendation To Pause': Gov. DeSantis Said Florida Will Suspend Use Of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine
Authorities say a 2-year-old Florida boy was fatally shot inside a family friend’s apartment.
The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office says the boy died Saturday hours after he was shot.
News outlets quote family members as saying the boy’s name was Jayden Piedra.READ MORE: Canceled Due To COVID In 2020, Air And Sea Show Returns To Miami Beach For Memorial Day Weekend
Investigators have not said how he was shot, but said no suspects are at large.
Jayden’s mother, Donna Crump-Piedra, told WJAX-TV that her son found a gun and accidentally shot himself.
After posting on Twitter about Jayden’s death, the sheriff’s office added a reminder that Florida law requires guns to be stored safely from children.MORE NEWS: Florida Plans To Clean up Old Piney Point Phosphate Plant
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