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

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

8-year-old boy shot by stepfather showing off gun

8-year-old Samuel Eschevarria was playing in his front yard in Monmouth, Oregon when he was unintentionally shot by his stepfather who was showing off a .38 caliber handgun.

From the article:
Hanna, who also goes by the name Ricardo Ontiveros was arrested and faces several charges, including felon in possession of a firearm, assault, tampering with a witness, tampering with evidence and reckless endangering. His bail was set at $52,500.
The boy’s mother, Michal Hanna, 34, was also arrested, along with family friend Chesley Libby.
Police said Samuel's mother and grandmother coached him on how to answer questions regarding the shooting while they made the 40-minute drive to the hospital.
Samuel underwent surgery for his injury. His condition has not been released.

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