VENICE -- A 1-year-old was accidentally shot by her 3-year-old sibling in Venice Friday afternoon, according to the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office.
The initial investigation revealed that the two siblings were left inside a vehicle. The 3-year-old found a handgun and accidentally fired it, hitting the 1-year-old.
The circumstances surrounding the shooting are unclear and a Sarasota County Sheriff's Office spokesperson said the investigation is continuing.
Anyone with information should call the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Section at 941-861-4900 or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers by calling 941-366-TIPS (8477), online at www.sarasotacrimestoppers.com.
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