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

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

17 year old Texas teen shot by ricoched bullet

Sometimes you think what you are reading is just not possible. This Texas teen might have thought the same when he decided to shoot at a propane tank. Not only that, but the youth was drinking while shooting. From the article:
The Monitor reports that 17-year-old Israel Torres of McAllen, Texas, was drinking with his father and brother when he took the clip out of his gun and fired it at the tank, according to Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino.
"All three are pretty drunk when someone pulls a .380-caliber, semi-automatic [handgun] and shoots it into the backyard,” TreviƱo said. "The 17-year-old gets it and tells his girlfriend, 'Here, look, pull the trigger.'"
The girlfriend refused, so Torres took the clip out and fired.
There were no charges filed by authorities and, as KRGV notes, it's legal in Texas for children to drink alcohol when it's given to them by their parents.
Texas law holds parents civilly liable if an underage person dies as a result of alcohol that was provided by their guardians.
Bullets don't know where to stop. Other related articles are here. Guns, alcohol and a butane tank just do not mix.

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