Every year, nearly 3000 children and teens die from gunfire, and nearly 14,000 are injured.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

12-year old boy accidentally shot by 15-year old brother in South Carolina

A 12-year old boy was wounded in an unintentional shooting in North Charleston, South Carolina, by his 15-year old brother, who was handling an unsecured, loaded revolver, thinking it was unloaded.  The boys were alone at home while the father was eating at a restaurant.

From the article:

According to a police report, a 12-year-old boy was watching television in the living room about 9:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at 5506 LaChapelle Bend when he saw his 15-year-old brother enter and raise a gun. The boy heard a loud bang but didn't know he was shot until his brother started screaming, the report said. 
The 15-year-old called his father, 47-year-old Carey Wade Jones. The father rushed his son to Trident Hospital as he called 911. Police said the bullet went through the 12-year-old's cheek and chin, then lodged in his chest. 
Officers later recovered a black revolver. 
"Investigators were able to determine that the incident was an accidental shooting and no charge has been brought against the 15-year-old," police spokesman Spencer Pryor said. "The 15-year-old told investigators that he thought the gun was empty when he pointed it at his brother and pulled the trigger."
(a related article)

Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Please comment. Your comment will be posted after being approved.