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11 year old boy dies from accidental shooting in Lake City

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Updated: 5/22/2013 12:06 pm
LAKE CITY, Fla. -- A boy accidentally shot by a 4-year-old has died from his injuries.

Neighbors identified the victim as 11-year-old Jarvis Jackson, and that he's related to the 4-year-old boy.


Jackson died at UF & Shands Hospital in Gainesville today.

The shooting happened Sunday in Lake City at the Cedar Park Apartment complex.  The woman who called 911 is still shaken.

"The children were covered in blood," she told Action News.  "I went inside the house because I heard all the kids screaming and the little boy was laying on his back, covered up."

The 911 caller who didn't want us to reveal her name is a mother herself.  She said there were at least six children inside the apartment where the shooting took place, and a man who was also at the apartment seemed concerned with his well-being.

"He was like, 'Oh my God, somebody help me, help me, help.  I'm going to prison, my life is over, my life is over.'"  "He opened the back door and was just like not even paying attention to the children anymore," she added.

The woman told Action News she took all the children into her home and called police.

The Lake City Police Department and DCF are investigating how the young child got access to the gun, and whether there was adequate supervision for all the children.

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