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

Saturday, April 14, 2012

17-year old boy dies from accidental shooting nine months afterward

17-year old Rashawn Tucker unintentionally shot himself in the face nine months ago, in his home in Chicago, when he handled an unsecured, loaded gun.  But he did not heal, and now has succumbed to the wound.

From the article:
Rashawn Tucker, of the 1200 block of West 111th Place in the Morgan Park neighborhood on the Far South Side, was pronounced dead at Weiss Memorial Hospital early Friday morning.
He was handling a gun near his home on July 23, 2011 when it discharged and he was shot, Chicago Police Department News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli said. The shooting did not appear intentional, he said.
Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.

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