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

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

2-year old boy shot in head by 9-year old Minnesota boy who found father's gun

2-year old Jacob Xiong and his 9-year old brother were at home while their father was at work.  That's when the older boy found his father's loaded, unsecured gun, pointed it at his younger brother's head, and pulled the trigger.  Jacob has survived so far despite the head wound.

From an article:
A St. Paul father has been charged with child endangerment after his toddler was shot in the head by a gun left in an unlocked cabinet.

According to a criminal complaint, 2-year-old Jacob Xiong was shot by his 9-year-old brother while their parents were at work. It happened on Aug. 2 after Jacob's brother found the gun in a file cabinet inside a bedroom.

The complaint says the 9-year-old thought the gun was locked, pointed it at his little brother's head, and pulled the trigger.

Jacob Xiong was shot through the left side of his forehead. He's being treated at Gillette Children's Hospital.
According to another article, two other boys, ages 7 and 10, were also present during the shooting.  The gun was a 9mm.

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

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