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

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

2-year old Georgia boy dies from unintentional gunshot to head by 6-year old brother

Four children were at home in Douglas, Georgia, when at least two of them got hold of a loaded, unsecured gun.  A 6-year old boy tried to grab the gun from his 2-year old brother, Jeremiah McCrae, when the gun went off, hitting Jeremiah in the head and killing him.

One adult was home at the time.

From an article:

On Sunday shortly before 5pm, Douglas Police responded to 517 Bryan Street, because of a shooting. 
After arriving they found a 2-year-old boy had been shot. Investigators say the firearm was found in the possession of two juveniles. 
They believe the gun went off accidentally. The toddler died on his way to Savannah Memorial Hospital. 
Police believe 2-year-old Jeremiah McCrea was playing with the gun in the upstairs hallway when his 6-year-old brother tried to grab it from him. 
They say that Jeremiah was shot on the left side of his forehead. 
Their mother Alexis McCrea was the only adult home and she was downstairs. 
There were two other siblings at home at the time as well.

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

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