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

Saturday, June 2, 2012

4-year old boy finds gun in Georgia home and shoots himself in the head, survives

A 4-year old boy found an unsecured, loaded gun in his Ellenwood, Georgia home.  He then unintentionally shot himself in the head.  He was rushed to the hospital and is expected to survive.

From the article:
“Detectives believe the child gained access to a bedroom and located a gun in a box,” police spokeswoman Ms. Mekka Parish said. “While the child was handling the gun it discharged.”
The child suffered a grazed wound to the head, she said.
“At this point in the investigation, no charges are pending,” Ms. Parish said. 
Investigators did not provide any details on who owned the gun and where in the room it was stored. It was also unclear who else was at the home at the time of the shooting.
Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.

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