JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - 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.
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.
#JSO is working a two-year-old child shot in the 2400 block of Jammes Road. This occurred inside an apartment. Homicide detectives are on scene investigating. All individuals that were in the apartment are with police.— Jax Sheriff's Office (@JSOPIO) February 9, 2019
Reminder to everyone: Make sure your firearms are secure.