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

Sunday, April 8, 2012

9-year old girl accidentally shot in stomach in Georgia

A 19-year old young woman was handling a gun around a number of children and other adults "in some kind of babysitting situation" in Riverdale, Georgia, outside of Atlanta, when she mishandled it and it discharged, striking a 9-year old girl in the stomach.

The girl is expected to survive.

From an article:
Riverdale police say several people are being questioned after a nine year old girl was shot in the stomach inside a home on Steeple Ridge Court Friday afternoon.  Investigators say the child,  who was airlifted to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta,  Egleston,  was able to identify the person who fired the gun.  Police say the victim was at the house,  with other children and several adults,  in some kind of babysitting situation,  when a 19 year old female,  mishandled a gun and it discharged,  striking the child.  Her name has not been released,  and police have not named the teenager they say had the gun.

According to another article, the shooter was in possession of marijuana at the time.

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