Broward County

Police: Dad teaching daughter about gun safety accidentally shoots her in arm

A Davie man trying to teach his 12-year-old daughter about gun safety accidentally shot her in the arm Sunday night, police said.

“He was trying to teach her about gun safety, but it didn't go so well,” Davie Sgt. Pablo Castaneda said.

The shooting happened at about 8:30 p.m. on the 7700 block of Northwest 34th Street.

Castaneda said the man, who was not identified, was showing her the gun when it discharged. She was taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Castaneda said detectives are investigating.