Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Immokalee Shooting Accidental

UPDATE: Investigators have determined that this shooting was accidental. The investigation revealed that the gunshot was the result of Simone and another juvenile playing with a revolver.

No charges are being filed at this time.

The investigation is continuing.

UPDATE: Investigators have identified the boy as Simone Rios, 10, of 1302 Apple St., Immokalee.The boy’s age was incorrect in initial reports based on information given to investigators. His birth date is 9/6/1998.

The boy is in stable but serious condition at Lee Memorial Hospital.An investigation is continuing.

Original news release, posted May 12, 2009:

Boy, 7, Shot In Immokalee

Deputies are investigating the shooting of a 7-year-old boy in Immokalee.

Reports say the child was playing in the yard in front of 1302 Apple St. when the shooting happened at 5:56 p.m. He was transported to Lee Memorial Hospital for treatment.

Additional details will be released as they become available.