Sheriff's office: 12-year-old appears to have attempted suicide in Parrish

A 12-year-old apparently tried to commit suicide by shooting himself in Manatee County, according to the Sheriff's Office. 

It happened in the Harrison Ranch neighborhood in Parrish, Florida Wednesday afternoon. 

The victim was airlifted to the hospital. Sheriff's office officials said the boy was in surgery.

His specific condition was unavailable.

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