Florida teen shot in eye by BB gun dies at hospital

Posted at 12:45 PM, Feb 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-10 12:45:56-05

TAMPA, Fla., (AP) - Authorities say a 17-year-old boy died days after an 8-year-old grabbed a BB gun that was in the car they were in and shot him.

Tampa police say the shooting happened Feb. 1 in a bank parking lot as the younger boy's father went to an ATM to get cash.

The child moved a loaded BB gun in the back seat and hit the teen in the eye. He was taken to a hospital in critical condition. An investigation is continuing.

The names of the boys and the father haven't been released.