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

Monday, June 25, 2012

14-year old Wichita boy shoots self in leg

A 14-year old boy in Wichita, Kansas, got hold of his family's unsecured, loaded gun while his parents were out and unintentionally shot himself in the leg.

From an article:
A 14-year-old Wichita boy accidentally shot himself in the leg Monday.  It happened just before five o'clock in the 2500 block of East 26th street North.
Police say the teen was playing with a gun while his mother was at work.  It went off and struck him in the leg.  He went to the hospital but is expected to be okay.
Wichita police say this serves as a reminder to talk to your kids about gun safety.  Police say if a child finds a gun, don't touch it.  They say either find an adult or call 911.  Police say while kids are curious, even picking a gun up can cause it to go off.  Police also recommend parents keep guns locked or in a safe.
Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.

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