6-year-old boy shot dead in Florida; 7 detained

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A 6-year-old boy died Tuesday after he suffered a gunshot wound to the head in Florida, authorities said.

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According to ActionNewsJax, the incident occurred about 7:30 p.m. at a home on Allene Road in Jacksonville’s Dinsmore neighborhood. Emergency crews attempted to save the child but pronounced him dead at the scene, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said.

Investigators detained seven people, including the boy’s apparent caretaker, who were home at the time of the shooting, deputies told ActionNewsJax. All seven live in the home, authorities said.

The Sheriff’s Office said the child’s parents were not part of the group and are not residents of the home, according to ActionNewsJax. Investigators do not know where they are, the news outlet reported.

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