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

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

12 Year old Missouri girl shot by her brother

There has been another shooting of a sibling- this time in Missouri when a 12 year old girl was shot by her 15 year old brother. From the article:
Fair Play school officials said Monday that Sierra Elliot, who was a sixth-grader in the district, died late Sunday. She was shot Saturday at her family's home west of Bolivar.
Polk County Sheriff Steve Bruce says the 15-year-old boy surrendered Sunday morning in Kansas City, where his mother lives.
The Polk County Sheriff's Department said Monday that only the girl and her brother were home at the time of the shooting.
The 15-year-old brother is in custody after turning in himself to police Saturday night in the Kansas City area, where his mother lives.
There is a continuing investigation into the case. At this point, it's hard to know whether the shooting was accidental or a homicide.

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

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