PALATKA, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Florida mother who was shot in the back by her 4-year-old son (all times local):
A Florida woman whose 4-year-old son accidentally shot her in the back while they were traveling in her pickup truck is apparently a gun lover who made numerous social media postings about gun rights.
A Facebook page listed under Jamie Gilt for Gun Sense was filled with posts advocating for gun rights. It includes a quote that says "My right to protect my child with my gun trumps your fear of my gun."
The Associated Press was unable to verify whether the page, which has since been taken down, belonged to Gilt. A person who answered the phone at her house on Thursday morning declined to comment.
Putnam County Sheriff's spokesman Joseph Wells says 31-year-old Gilt owns the .45-caliber gun the boy fired from the back seat of the truck on Tuesday afternoon. Gilt was shot in the back and taken to a hospital, where she was in stable condition.
The boy wasn't harmed and is with relatives.
Sheriff's investigators in north Florida were trying to determine how a 4-year-old boy got his hands on the gun he used to shoot his mother as she drove a pickup truck.
Putnam County Sheriff's Office spokesman Joseph Wells says 31-year-old Jamie Gilt of Jacksonville owns the .45-caliber gun the boy fired Tuesday afternoon.
A deputy saw her behaving frantically inside the truck, which was stopped partially in the road.
The deputy then saw she'd been shot in the back and the bullet had exited from her stomach area.
Wells says Gilt told deputies her son had accidentally shot her. He says she was taken to a hospital and was in stable condition.
The boy, who wasn't injured, is with relatives. The Florida Department of Children and Families is also investigating.