St. Petersburg Police Press Release

Chief of Police
1301 First Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33705

(727) 893-7550


For Immediate Release
Report number: 2023-009291
Date of original release: 03-10-23

Accidental Shooting

Release posted on 03-10-23 at 8:53 a.m.

A 13-year-old boy accidentally shot himself last night. His injury is not life-threatening.

At 7:35 p.m., Thursday, March 9th, police officers responded to a call of a 13-year-old boy with a gunshot wound. He shot himself in the 1900 block of 11th Avenue South. He went to a nearby church for assistance.

Investigators are still working to determine who owns the gun and where/how the teen obtained it.

St. Petersburg Police Media Relations - (727) 893-7550
YOLANDA FERNANDEZ - Public Information Officer