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Boy accidentally shot in leg

By Times staff writer

© St. Petersburg Times, published May 9, 2000

TEMPLE TERRACE -- A man cleaning his .38-caliber handgun Sunday night accidentally shot his 12-year-old son in the leg, officials said.

The boy, Joel Bhagwandeen, was treated for a gunshot wound to his left leg, said Hillsborough County sheriff's deputies.

He was staying with his father, Lennox Bhagwandeen, at 10406 Davis Road, No. 15, when the accident happened about 11:45 p.m.

Bhagwandeen, 40, was sitting on the couch with the gun when it fired, deputies said. He administered first aid until paramedics arrived and was not charged in the incident, deputies said.

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