Florida mom accidentally shot when 3-year-old found weapon under car seat

9 month ago

Fort Lauderdale news, Florida news.

Florida authorities said that a woman has been shot in the leg when her 3-year-old toddler found a loaded gun under a car seat on Thursday.

The Fort Lauderdale Police Department said that the 3-year-old boy was with his 1-year-old sister and their mother in the car as they waited for the father who was inside a shopping plaza store.

The toddler found the gun, which was lawfully owned by the father, hidden under a seat and grabbed it. The gun discharged and struck his mother.

"She looked responsive," a witness said. "On the ground, she seemed responsive to the officers, and they transferred her out of here pretty quick."

The identities of the family members were not immediately released.