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

Friday, September 21, 2012

4-year-old finds father's gun, shoots self in face

4-year-old Tristian Jackson, of Youngstown, Ohio was laying in his father's bed when he found an loaded, unlocked handgun.  

Reports said Tristian was laying in bed with his father, Antwan Jackson, 26, who left for work at about 6 a.m. Jackson found the gun and shot himself in the face.
Tristian was admitted to the hospital in critical but stable condition and police chief Rod Foley said they expect him to recover.
The bullet did not penetrate Tristian's cranium and police said he was talking and crying at St. Elizabeth's Emergency Room. Jackson told police he kept a nine-millimeter handgun loaded under his bed. Detectives found the gun and it was taken to their crime lab for testing.
Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.

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