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

Sunday, June 3, 2012

11-year old boy killed by 8-year old brother playing with stolen gun

Two brothers, ages 11 and 8, took a loaded, unsecured handgun from the home of an elderly couple where they had been doing yard work, and played with it in nearby woods.  Sadly, the 8-year old shot his brother in the head, killing him.

From an article:
Deputies were told at first that an unknown person had fired from an unknown direction, but they found a handgun hidden in the woods, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Authorities said the older boy was shot accidentally by his brother as they were playing.
The gun had been taken from a secured area on the property of an elderly neighbor when the boys went to his house to help with yardwork, authorities said.
No charges had been filed, and the county prosecutor’s office would review the incident, authorities said.
Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.

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