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

Friday, July 20, 2012

2-year old boy shoots and kills himself with grandfather's unsecured gun

A 2-year old boy from Denver, Colorado was visiting his grandparents in Sandy, Utah, for a summer vacation.  He went into the grandparents' bedroom, alone, and found a loaded, unsecured handgun there, and shot himself in the head, dying from the wound.

From an article:
Police in Sandy, Utah say the 2-year-old boy was visiting from Colorado for a summer vacation and accidentally shot himself in the head.
Police Sgt. Jon Arnold says the boy was airlifted to Primary Children's Medical Center after emergency crews were called about 7 p.m. Tuesday, but he died at the hospital.
It was not immediately clear how the boy got hold of his grandfather's 9 mm handgun.
Arnold says the boy was alone in a bedroom at the time of the shooting, but that other family members were elsewhere in the house.
The name of the child has not been released. His family lives in the Denver area.
Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.

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