Florida deputy’s son accidentally fires gun in Wendy’s

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Photo: LeSEA Broadcasting/MGN Online

MIDDLEBURG, Fla. (AP) – Authorities say the 2-year-old son of a north Florida sheriff’s deputy accidentally fired his father’s personal handgun inside a fast food restaurant.

The Florida Times-Union reports the boy was standing in line for food at a Wendy’s in Middleburg on Sept. 4 when he put his hand in his father’s front right pocket and accidentally fired the .380-caliber Kel-Tec semi-automatic pistol. Bullet fragments hit the boy’s foot, the child’s grandfather and two female customers.

According to a Clay County Sheriff’s Office incident report released Monday, neither the boy nor the adults required medical treatment.

Spokeswoman Mary Justino says Sgt. Matthew Magish has been with the agency since 2001. She says Magish remains on duty as the investigation continues.

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Information from: The (Jacksonville) Florida Times-Union, http://www.jacksonville.com

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