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7-year-old shot by 6-year-old, dad says; appears to be accidental

The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the apparent accidental shooting of a child.

The 7-year-old victim was brought to St. Mary’s Medical Center with a gunshot wound Friday afternoon.

His dad told the sheriff’s office that a 6-year-old at the home accidentally shot him.

The incident happened at the Hampton Court Apartments in the 4000 block of Australian Ave., the sheriff’s office said.

The injured child is alert and talking at the hospital, the sheriff’s office said.

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