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

Saturday, March 31, 2012

16-year old boy accidentally shoots himself in the leg in an Orlando park

A 16-year old boy accidentally shot himself in the leg while in a park in Orlando, Florida, just steps away from a beach crowded with tourists.

From the article and news video:

Cocoa police said they believe the teen accidentally shot himself. 
"Just kind of shocked to hear about it I guess. You don't really expect to hear about anything like that, especially in a vacation environment," said tourist Chris McIntosh. 
The beaches were packed on Friday and people WFTV spoke with said they were shocked about what happened just on the other side of the dunes. 
"I would not want to send my children down here knowing things like that happen," said tourist John Couden.

Luckily no one else was injured as well.

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

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