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

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

3-year old Indiana boy gets into unlocked gun safe and shoots self in wrist

A 3-year old boy in South Bend, Indiana, got into his family's unlocked gun safe and picked up a loaded gun, then shot himself in the wrist.

From an article:

 South Bend police say a 3-year-old boy who found an unlocked gun safe near where his mother was sleeping on a couch picked up the weapon and accidentally shot himself in the wrist.
A spokeswoman at Memorial Hospital says Eric Caprio was transferred to Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health in Indianapolis, where he was in good condition Monday.
South Bend Police Lt. Cindy Kilgore says the boy's father works the midnight shift, so the mother keeps a gun nearby. Kilgore says the mother was unaware that her son was up and was awakened when she heard the gunshot about 7 a.m. Sunday.
Kilgore says no charges were filed because police determined the shooting was accidental. A copy of the police report was forwarded to Child Protective Services.

No charges were filed to hold the parents accountable.

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

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