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

Saturday, August 11, 2012

3-year old boy and 7-year old sister find gun in parking lot; boy shoots self

A 3-year old boy and his 7-year old sister were playing in a parking lot in Hagerstown, Maryland, when they found a loaded .22-caliber semi-auto Berretta handgun in a bush.  The boy then discharged the gun, hitting himself in the chest.

The boy is in stable condition. The gun had not been reported stolen.

From an article and video:
Hagerstown Police say a 3-year-old boy has been injured when the gun he found in a parking lot discharged, striking him in the chest.
Officers say the boy and his 7-year-old sister were playing in a parking lot behind a building on West Franklin Street about 11:10 a.m. Friday. Office say the children found a handgun and the boy began playing with it.
The gun discharged, striking the boy in the chest. His sister alerted her parents and paramedics were called.
The boy was taken to a local hospital and is in stable condition.
Police are still looking for the gun's owner.
Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.

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