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Boy, 7, Shoots Himself in Leg Inside Car: Fort Lauderdale Police

Fire Rescue crews say the 7-year-old was shot outside a Winn-Dixie located off 3260 Davie Boulevard

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A 7-year-old boy was rushed to the hospital after police said he shot himself in the leg outside a Fort Lauderdale supermarket Wednesday morning.

The boy was shot in a vehicle outside a Winn-Dixie located at 3260 Davie Boulevard and rushed to Broward Health Medical Center, where he was listed in stable condition, Fort Lauderdale Police said.

Officials said it appeared the boy shot himself with a firearm that had been left in the vehicle.

Footage showed investigators at the scene with the car closed off by police caution tape.

Fort Lauderdale Police spokesperson Casey Liening said the boy had been left in the car by his father, who had gone inside the store.

“He was only inside the store for a few minutes when he returned back to the vehicle, that’s when he realized that his son had been shot in the leg,” Liening said. “Whether or not the gun was secured inside the vehicle, that will all be a part of this investigation.”

Liening said it was unknown if the father had a concealed weapons permit. The incident remains under investigation.

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