A Scary Situation involving a Child and a Loaded Gun in DeFuniak Springs on Wednesday


Police called to a residence on North 20th Street about 3:30 p-m concerning the possible shooting of a child, but police learned that thankfully no one had been shot or injured.

They also learned that a 7-year-old had found a pistol being stored in a vehicle in front of the home. The child was reportedly showing the  9 millimeter Ruger handgun to some other children who had just gotten off of a school bus, but as that was happening, the gun discharged one round.  

Walton County School officials were notified and Emerald Coast Technical College was temporarily placed on alert until the area was declared safe.

No charges filed at this time, but the investigation continues.

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