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

Monday, April 30, 2012

11-year old boy killed in accidental shooting in Houston

One of the boys taken for questioning.
An 11-year old boy and some other kids were playing with a loaded, unsecured gun in the home of a relative in Houston, Texas, when the gun went off.  After a richochet, the bullet hit the shoulder of the boy, eventually killing him.

From the article:

According to the Houston Police Department, several kids were playing with a gun in an apartment when a shot was accidentally fired. The bullet ricocheted off a balcony and hit the young victim in his shoulder. 
It all went down at the home of a family member, according to police. The boy was later identified by friends as Alex Wenzel. 
“Before he died, my neighbor came out here, she’s a nurse, and she performed CPR on him,” said resident Brian Esparza. “She said after about 10 minutes he passed away.”
Some of the children from the apartment were taken for questioning in the shooting.

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

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