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

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

16-year old Wichita boy accidentally shoots himself in knee

A 16-year old boy was showing off his grandparent's gun when he shot himself in the knee.

From the article:
A 16-year-old boy who was trying to hide a gun he had just shown a friend was shot in the knee when the gun went off Sunday night, police say.
The incident occurred at about 5:40 p.m. Sunday in the 600 block of South Drury, which is southeast of Kellogg and Woodlawn, Lt. Doug Nolte said. The boy had shown the .38 revolver to an 18-year-old friend and was putting it back under his bed when the gun discharged.
The bullet passed through his right knee, and he was taken to a local hospital for treatment and released. There’s no indication the boy’s grandparents knew he had the gun, Nolte said.

Read more here: http://www.kansas.com/2012/04/23/2307825/boy-16-accidentally-shoots-himself.html#storylink=cpy
Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.

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