A Lehigh Acres woman was arrested Monday after police found out she failed to take her toddler daughter to the hospital for a gunshot wound for more than two weeks.The 4-year-old’s father took her to the hospital June 16 after family members noticed the girl limping. At the hospital, doctors found the bullet still lodged inside the child’s foot.
“It’s a pretty severe injury,” said Lt. Jay Rodriguez of the Fort Myers Police Department. Investigators discovered the girl had shot herself while playing with an unsecured gun at a family friend’s home on Palido Street in Dunbar. Police believe the shooting happened between May 31 and June 7.