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

Friday, April 27, 2012

3-year old boy shot by 2-year old brother with gun left in vehicle

A man in Port Arthur, Texas, was in his car with his 3-year old and 2-year old sons playing in the yard when he decided to go back into his house to get something, leaving the boys unsupervised.  Unfortunately, he also left behind his holstered 9mm handgun in the driver's seat, which had no safety.  The 2-year old got hold of the gun and discharged it, striking his 3-year old brother in the hip.

From the article:

The injured boy, who remains in the hospital's Intensive Care Unit, was shot outside his home in the 3200 block of 40th Street when his 2-year-old brother picked up 9 mm Glock pistol and the gun discharged. 
The bullet hit the 3-year-old boy on his backside. 
Major Raymond Clark with the Port Arthur Police Department said the gun did not have a safety to keep it from firing. 
Clark said the boys' father left the gun in the seat of a truck while the boys were playing in the front yard. Clark added that when the boys' father went back inside the house to get something, the younger brother got the gun from the truck. 
The injured boy was initially taken to Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital and was later transferred to Houston for treatment.

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

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