Florida Teen Dies After He Was Shot in the Eye With BB Gun by 8-Year-Old

A Florida teen is dead after he was shot with a BB gun, according to multiple reports.

Ivan Johnson passed away on Friday from injuries sustained earlier this month when he was shot in the eye by an 8-year-old at a Bank of America parking lot in Tampa, WFLA reported.

Police said the incident occurred on Feb. 1 when the 17-year-old — identified by his mother as Johnson on Facebook — was left in a car with the driver’s 8-year-old son and 10-year-old stepson, according to the local news outlet.

Authorities told WFTS the driver had stepped out of the vehicle to use the ATM when the 8-year-old in the backseat reached for the BB gun and fired it at the teenager, who was sitting in the front passenger seat.

According to Fox 13 News, the gun was a Daisy 800 air rifle and a pellet that was discharged struck the teenager in the left eye.

Police told WFLA the teen was taken to Tampa General Hospital in critical condition. An investigation is reportedly ongoing.

The Tampa Police Department did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

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SOURCE: PEOPLE, Gabrielle Chung