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

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

8-year old Pennsylvania boy critically injured when 14-year old friend shoots him with BB gun

Two boys, ages 8 and 14, were shooting cans with a BB gun in Towanda, Pennsylvania, when the older boy unintentionally shot the younger one.  The BB went almost all the way through the boy's body and nearly hit his spine.

From the article:
Pennsylvania State Police are investigating what they're calling an accidental shooting in Bradford County.
Troopers were called to the Towanda Memorial Hospital Sunday, for an incident that happened over the weekend.
Two brothers, aged 8 and 14 years old, were shooting cans with BB guns in their backyard on Mason Street, when the older boy shot the younger boy in the stomach.
The boys ran into the house to tell their mom.
After the 8-year-old complained he was having trouble breathing his parents took him to the emergency room.
X-rays reveal the BB went through his body, just missing his spine.
Troopers continue to investigate.
Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.

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