PAHOKEE, Fla. — UPDATE: The mother of the 7-year-old who was shot by another child in Pahokee has been arrested.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office says 27-year-old Frandreka Washington was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail on Friday, December 28, 2018. She is charged with Aggravated Neglect of a Child. She also faces a charge of Resisting Arrest without Violence. Her first court appearance is today, Saturday, 29, 2018.
A 7-year-old child was critically injured after being shot by another child in Pahokee Wednesday evening, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office.
The shooting happened shortly after 7:30 p.m. in the 300 block of Shirley Drive.
Deputies arrived on scene and reported a child suffering from a gunshot wound. The child was transported via trauma hawk to a trauma hospital and is listed in critical but stable condition.
The Sheriff's Office said two children inside the home were playing with a loaded handgun, and one child shot the other.