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

Saturday, March 24, 2012

14-year old Arkansas boy shot by 15-year old playing with gun

A 14-year old Stuttgart, Arkansas boy was cleaning in a home with two other minors, including a 15-year old boy.  The boys found a loaded, unsecured .38-caliber Ruger handgun, which had been reported stolen.  The 15-year old was playing with it and shot the 14-year old in the buttocks.

From the article:

Stuttgart Police Department said there would be no charges filed against the 15-year-old male, who was playing with the gun. 
SPD Ptl. Jessica McSwain arrived at 911 N. College and found the minor in the front yard screaming that someone had shot him. At first the boy said that an unknown suspect shot him and ran from the scene, but it was later found that the minor, along with the shooter and one other minor where inside the home playing with a .38 Ruger. 
The victim said the three were inside the home cleaning when they came across the pistol and one of the boys started “racking” the gun. The suspect said he told him to put the gun down, but the other boy said it was empty and started to fire it. 
That is when the gun fired hitting the minor. 
The weapon was recovered and had been previously reported stolen.

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

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