15-Year-Old Town and Country Girl Shot

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) _ Deputies say a 15-year-old girl is in critical condition after a handgun she found in her home went off while her mother’s boyfriend tried to take it away from her.

Nailin Rodriguez was taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital following the Thursday night shooting.

The Tampa Bay Times (http://bit.ly/zXOAoW ) reports the man walked into the bedroom and saw the teen playing with the gun.

Deputies say the girl’s mother and two other children, a 10-year-old boy and an 11-year-old girl, were in another room when the gun fired.

It was not clear who the gun belongs to.

No further details were immediately available.

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