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

Sunday, June 17, 2012

12-year old Virginia boy shot and killed while hunting groundhogs with 15-year old brother

A 12-year old boy, Brandon Lord, was hunting groundhogs with his 15-year old brother in Bristol, Virginia, while under "indirect supervision" by a relative.  That's when the 12-year old was fatally shot in the head.

From an article:
The boy and his 15-year-old brother were hunting groundhogs in a field behind the house when the boy was shot around 6 p.m., said Washington County, Va., Sheriff’s Lt. Byron Ashbrook. No one else was hurt, and the boys were being indirectly supervised by a family member, he said.
[the boy's Grandfather, Carl] Richardson, who lives at the home where the incident occurred, said the whole family is grieving. A piece of their lives is missing, he said.
 “It’s a tragic, tragic incident, and my thoughts and prayers go out to the family and community,” Ashbrook said. “It’s a horrible incident, and goes back to show how important gun safety is, period.”

The article did not say who pulled the trigger.

Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.

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