Florida woman accidentally shoots and kills teen stepson after ‘mishandling’ firearm

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Florida woman accidentally shoots and kills teen stepson after 'mishandling' firearm

A Florida woman accidentally shot and killed her minor stepson Saturday, according to reports.

Pembroke Pines cops said the unidentified woman was handling a firearm when it suddenly discharged.

A bullet struck her stepson who was rushed to a local hospital where he died.

In a release, police said “the firearm was discharged unintentionally due to negligence and mishandling.”

Local 10 reported that the boy’s distraught father could be heard screaming after the tragic incident.

Neighbor Austin Diaz told the outlet that he heard the man yelling that “she killed his son.”

Another neighbor told ABC 7 that the father later appeared dazed by the incident.

Police tape surrounds home.
A bullet fatally struck the woman’s stepson.
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Police inside the home.
The boy’s distraught father could reportedly be heard screaming after the incident.
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Police at the scene.
Police said “the firearm was discharged unintentionally due to negligence and mishandling.”
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“The guy was so eerily calm. I just felt like he wasn’t grasping what was happening, like maybe he was still in [shock], and people process these things differently,” the woman said.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing and no charges have yet been filed in the case.

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