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

Saturday, March 31, 2012

8-year old boy shot by 4-year old boy after felon leaves loaded gun out

Three children were at a home in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, when their mother's boy friends came to visit.  Despite being a felon, he had a handgun and showed it to the children.  He then left the gun within their reach.

That's when the 4-year old boy picked up the gun and shot and injured his 8-year old step-brother.  An 8-year old girl was also present.  The man then fled with the gun.  The victim is being treated.  Police are looking for the man.

From the article:

"You'd think they'd have more sense than to expose children to those things because anything can happen. Kids move quick," Moss said. 
"I got kids of my own. I don't let my kids play with toy guns," neighbor Anthony Olden said.Olden and Winona Grinnage were shocked by the shooting. 
"We were actually trying to move into the neighborhood, but hearing that, I don't really think too much about moving down here," Grinnage said. 
The child's injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

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

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