Breaking Tampa Bay, Florida and national news and weather from Tampa Bay Online and The Tampa Tribune |
Sunday, Apr 20, 2014

Man shoots self in head during New Year’s celebration


JACKSONVILLE – Authorities say a man in northeast Florida accidentally shot himself in the head while playing with a gun to celebrate New Year’s Eve.

Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Brian Shore tells First Coast News that the man was celebrating with his family around midnight Tuesday when he accidentally fired the gun and shot himself.

The man has not been identified. Authorities say he was hospitalized Wednesday in serious condition.