Eight-Year-Old Florida Boy Accidentally Fatally Shoots Baby Girl, Injured Two-Year-Old in Motel Room

Roderick Randall (Escambia County Jail)

A 1-year-old baby girl was killed in a Florida motel room after 8-year-old boy accidentally shot her and another 2-year-old.

The incident occurred Sunday in Pensacola, in the Panhandle, after the boy’s father left the gun in a holster in the room. The man left the hotel room and the boy found the gun and shot once, hitting both toddlers, Escambia County Sheriff Chip Simmons said Monday.

The 2-year-old is expected to survive. A second, 2-year-old, a twin, was not hurt.

All three children belong to the man’s girlfriend, who was sleeping when the boy found the gun in the closet.

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SOURCE: NY Daily News, David Matthews