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

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Baby shot in face in Texas by man unloading handgun

A man was unloading his 9mm handgun in Nacogdoches, Texas, when he unintentionally fired it.  The round went through his hand, through his wife's hand, and through the face of his 8-month old baby (in the mother's lap) and finally through the wall and into the neighboring apartment.

No charges have been filed.

From an article:

According to police reports, several people were in the apartment at the time of the shooting. A 19-year-old woman was seated holding the infant. At the same time, a 21-year-old man was unloading a 9 mm pistol. 
When the pistol accidentally discharged, it struck the man in his left hand. It then struck the young woman in the left hand before striking the baby in the face. The bullet continued on and entered the residence next door, where it lodged in a piece of furniture. No one was injured in the adjoining apartment. 
The investigation into this incident is continuing. No charges have been filed, and no arrests have been made in this incident. At the time, Sowell said the incident is being treated as an accidental shooting.


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