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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