2 Boys Injured in DeFuniak Springs Shooting Accident

Two Walton County boys are in the hospital after suffering gunshot wounds in an accidental shooting outside DeFuniak Springs.

Authorities say the boys, three years old and five years old, were struck by buckshot from a .410 shotgun mid-morning Tuesday.

Early reports indicate the boys were with their mother when she used the shotgun to kill a snake next to a shed. The boys reportedly were on the other side of the shed and some of the shot went struck them.

The boys suffered wounds to the chest, head and arm and were life-flighted to a hospital, although their wounds were not originally thought to be life-threatening.

The incident occurred on North Northwood Road, just east of DeFuniak Springs. We have a reporter working the story and will update this report with more information as it becomes available.


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  • by Wanda Renfroe Location: Defuniak Springs on Mar 21, 2012 at 12:27 PM
    The 2 boys were not with their mother but a caretaker and is the Aunt of the 3 year old boy. The 3 year old had serious injuries and was life flighted to Chann's in Gainsville and is waiting for surgery. I am his grandmother.
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