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

Monday, May 28, 2012

Three Louisiana boys firing rifles in the woods unintentionally hit man

A man in Slidell, Louisiana, was working outside of his business when he was shot in the back and hospitalized.  Police investigated and found three boys, ages 12, 13, and 15, shooting rifles in the woods nearby.  Police believe it was unintentional.

From the article:
The shooting happened around noon near a wooded area off Camp Villere Road in the Slidell area.  Investigators say the three teens were shooting rifles in a wooded area when one of the bullets reportedly struck an employee of  a nearby business who was standing outside.  The man who worked at Friction Stir Link suffered a gunshot wound to his upper back.  He remains at a south shore hospital,  and his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening. 
Following the shooting, deputies were dispatched to the scene and immediately began canvassing the area.  A witness reported to one of the deputies that he saw three juveniles carrying two rifles enter a trail into a wooded area near his home. 
The three juveniles were located at a home near the other end of the trail.  Investigators interviewed the three boys, aged 12, 13 and 15, in the presence of their parents.  All three admitted to firing a .22 caliber rifle in the direction of the business.  Last night, the three boys were transported to the Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Center and each booked with one count of Negligent Injuring and one count of Illegal Use of Weapons.
Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.

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