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

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Indianapolis girl shot by boy

A shooting at a residence in Indianapolis, Indiana led to a SWAT team called out and the lockdown of three area schools.

It turns out that it was an unintentional shooting of a girl by a boy, who had gotten hold of a loaded, unsecured gun.  The girl was taken to the hospital in critical condition.  The boy fled.

From an article:

Initially, police believed a gunman was barricaded inside the home. SWAT was called to the scene, but police later found he had fled the home before they arrived.
Three schools – Forest Glen Elementary, Sunnyside Elementary and Fall Creek Valley Middle School – were placed under a temporary lockdown. Lawrence Township Schools spokeswoman Mary Louise Bewley said students were allowed to move around the school, but guests were not permitted to enter during the lockdown.
Lawrence police Sgt. Matt Miller said the shooting appeared to be an accident involving two juveniles playing with a gun.
A girl who has not been identified was shot and taken to Methodist Hospital. She was in critical condition Wednesday afternoon.
Police believe the boy fled the house after the incident, but was not a threat to the community.

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

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