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Boy, 7, shot in head in Fort Lauderdale

No foul play suspected, police say

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – A 7-year-old boy was shot in the head Thursday morning at a home in Fort Lauderdale, authorities confirmed.

The shooting occurred around 9:30 a.m. in the 1500 block of Northwest Second Avenue.

Fort Lauderdale police spokeswoman Casey Liening said no foul play is suspected. It’s unclear whether the boy, identified as Breyson Plummer by his by grandmother, accidentally shot himself or was accidentally shot by someone else.

The boy was taken to Broward Health Medical Center. His condition has not been released.

Sky 10 over shooting scene in Fort Lauderdale.
Sky 10 over shooting scene in Fort Lauderdale. (WPLG)

According to neighbors, Plummer lives at the home where the shooting occurred, as well as several other children.

Some told Local 10 News reporter Jeff Weinsier that they have complained about issues at the home for months.

“There’s always groups of people — people coming and going all day and night. We’ve seen fights,” Cal Miller said.

Regardless, neighbors also expressed sympathy for the family.

“I know that they have kids around, so the kids be out playing like any other kids in any other household. So, you know, your heart just goes out to them right now,” Deangelo Thomas said.

Authorities have not said who owned the gun in question or whether anyone will be charged.


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