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.
Latest update on the death investigation of the two-year-old child found with a gunshot wound in the 2400 block of Jammes Road. We are not looking for any suspects and the investigation is active and ongoing. pic.twitter.com/zdLLmxjHiH
— Jax Sheriff's Office (@JSOPIO) February 10, 2019
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.
The Associated Press