Deputies responded to a home in Lehigh Acres Sunday in reference to a medical assistance call. Upon arrival, 23-year-old Jorge Perez was found with multiple burn wounds and lacerations to his genital area.
Perez told deputies he was playing with a flare gun that was unloaded. After dry firing the gun a few times, Perez says he then loaded the gun and put it down.
When he picked it up, Perez forgot the gun was loaded and fired it at the ground. Perez told deputies the flare round struck the floor and ricocheted into his genital area.
Perez was taken to the hospital for his injuries.