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

Friday, August 10, 2012

20-month old injured in unintentional shooting in Des Moines

A man was trying to show how a gun worked, in Des Moines, Iowa, to a man he was trying to borrow money from using the gun a collateral, when the gun went off, passing through two walls and hitting a 20-month old playing in the back yard.

From an article:
According to police reports, someone had brought the gun over as collateral to borrow money from a family member that lived at the home in the 800 block of Granger Avenue.
The home’s resident said he didn’t want the gun, but the visitor was showing him how the firearm worked in the garage when it went off, authorities said.
The bullet apparently penetrated two walls before striking the child, who was in the backyard, in the leg. The injuries weren’t life threatening, police said.
No charges have been filed.

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