SARASOTA - Sarasota County deputies are investigating an accidental shooting involving a child.

Deputies say the reported shooting happened about 3:40 p.m. Sunday in the 3000 block of McCloud Circle in Sarasota. Sheriff's officials say an 11-year-old boy had possession of a gun and accidentally shot himself, suffering serious injuries.

The child was then airlifted by Bayflite to a nearby hospital. The Sarasota County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation unit is looking into the incident.
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