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

Thursday, May 31, 2012

3-year-old Dies in Unintentional Shooting

A 3-year-old Cleveland, Tennessee girl died after being unintentionally shot in the head.  According to news reports
A 911 call at 10:33 a.m. Wednesday by the mother indicated a small girl had been shot in the head.
Deputies, medical personnel and detectives found the child had a wound near her left eye.   She was transported to the hospital for treatment.  She was pronounced dead a short time later.
Three people were in the house at the time of the incident.  The child's mother, a 2-year-old cousin and the victim.  The mother was in another area of the house and the two children were in the room were the shooting occurred.
Police determined that a .45-caliber handgun, recovered at the scene, was involved in the shooting.

UPDATE (6/1/12):  According to this news video, the 3-year old's name was Kendalin Robinson.  She was at the home of Lieutenant Tommie Graham, a Tennessee State Trooper.  She shot herself near her left eye after handling the loaded, unsecured gun, and was pronounced dead at the hospital.

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