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

Saturday, April 21, 2012

13-year old boy accidentally shot in face in Pacoima, California

A 13-year old boy was with other teens in a home in Pacoima, California, near Los Angeles, when a gun was unintentionally discharged, shooting him in the face.  He is now in critical condition.  It's unclear who pulled the trigger.

From the article and news video:
Los Angeles police were unable to confirm to The Times on Friday morning that someone was in custody, but Officer Rosario Herrera said: "We know it was an accidental discharge, but we don't know if it was a self-inflicted wound or if there's a suspect involved."
The shooting victim was rushed to the hospital after the incident Thursday in the 10000 block of Telfair Avenue. He was in listed in critical condition, Herrera said.
She said it was not clear whether the boy lived in the Pacoima home where the shooting occurred or if he was connected to the tenants.
KTLA-TV reported that one person was detained and two others fled on foot after the incident. The station also said the gun had not been located. City News Service also reported that a boy had been detained.
UPDATE (5/2/12):  On April 20, a boy was taken into custody, but no further information was revealed.


  1. Please Write More Information On What you guys have heard on what happend to the kid and anything new on this story.

  2. @ a_sanches25: After your comment, we went back to look, but found only the update on the boy in custody from April 20. We'll update again if we find more information. If you find more in the meantime, please let us know.


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