Deputies: Wimauma man, 20, accidentally shot in head, in critical condition

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Published March 11 2018
Updated March 11 2018

WIMAUMA — A 20-year-old man accidentally shot another man in the head with a .45-caliber pistol early Sunday morning. The victim, also 20, is now in critical condition, deputies said.

At about 3:41 a.m. Sunday, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office responded to the shooting at a home on the 3200 block of Saffold Road and found the man alive.

About 15 people were at the home for what a Sheriff’s Office release called a get-together. The shooter was unloading the gun when he accidentally fired it, Sheriff’s Office spokesman Danny Alvarez said.

The victim was taken to Tampa General Hospital. Deputies are still investigating.

Stay with tampabay.com for updates.

EDITOR’S NOTE: An earlier version of this story incorrectly reported the victim accidentally shot himself.

Contact Langston Taylor at 727-893-8659 or [email protected] Follow @langstonitaylor.

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