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Deputies investigate after teen shoots herself in Deerfield Beach – WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports


DEERFIELD BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) – A teenage girl has been airlifted to the hospital after shooting herself in Deerfield Beach.

Broward Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the scene in the area of of Southeast Second Place and Ninth Avenue, several blocks away from Hillsboro Boulevard, at around 2 p.m., Tuesday.

A victim between the ages of 13 to 15 was airlifted to Broward Health Medical Center in unknown condition.

7SkyForce HD hovered over the active scene as rescue crews transported the victim onto the Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue helicopter.

About two hours later, 7News cameras captured a grassy area next to a tree where the victim is believed to have shot herself.

BSO officials said it remains unclear if it was a suicide attempt or an accidental shooting.

Area residents said the girl was not someone they knew or recognized based on her description. They do not believe she has any association with the homes behind the grassy area and the tree.

Deputies have not provided further details, as they continue to investigate.

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