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

Thursday, February 23, 2012

9-year old boy shot by 10-year old brother who played with gun

A 9-year old boy was home alone with his 10-year old brother while their aunt ran out for a quick errand.  That's when the boys started playing with a loaded handgun.  The 10-year old accidentally shot his brother in the back, then tried to cover it up by making his brother take a bath.

From the article:
The shooter's great uncle, Joe Jefferson, 41, of Woodson Terrace, said the boys' aunt had been watching them today but left them alone for about 10 to 15 minutes to run an errand.
Jefferson said he's relieved the boy will recover but said the shooting is a reminder about children and guns.
"There's no such thing as a responsible 10-year-old" around guns, he said. "They were playing with the gun in the house and it went off."
The boy is in stable condition.

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.