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

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

11-year old Texas boy dies from unintentional shotgun blast by 12-year old brother

Two brothers, ages 11 and 12, were at home and found two loaded, unsecured shotguns in a closet.  They started playing with them, when the 12-year old shot the 11-year old in the shoulder.  The 11-year old died from his wound.

From an article:

The two boys were playing with guns, a 12-gauge pump shotgun and a 20-gauge shotgun, unsupervised around 11:15 a.m. on Sunday. 
The guns were found in a bedroom closet, said Waller County Sheriff Glen Smith. The guns were supposed to be locked in the bedroom closet, deputies said. A shot from the 12-gauge struck the younger brother, 11, in the left shoulder, Smith said. 
The older boy called his mother and told her his brother had been hurt, Smith said. She drove home from work in Magnolia and called 911. 
The 11-year-old was taken to Tomball Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead about 12:26 p.m.

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

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