2-year-old shot in Lakeland

7:44 PM, Nov 26, 2013   |    comments
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Lakeland, Florida -- Polk deputies are investigating what appears to be the accidental shooting death of a 2-year-old child in Lakeland.

Investigators say on Monday evening, 29-year-old Stephanie Nealy went to her truck to retrieve a pre-paid card, and her 2-year-old son Taj Ayesh followed her outside.

Nealy told detectives a loaded gun was in the truck and she moved it aside as she searched for the card.  Nealy told detectives that at one point she was facing away from the truck, when she heard a gunshot and saw her son fall to the ground behind her.

Taj was rushed to Lakeland Regional Medical Center, but he did not survive his injuries.

Deputies say the investigation is ongoing.

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