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

Friday, December 28, 2012

3-year old Oklahoma boy finds loaded gun while visiting home and shoots self to death

Ryder Rozier, age 3
A 3-year old boy was visiting a home in Guthrie, Oklahoma, when he found a loaded, unsecured gun in the bedroom.  He handled the gun and then unintentionally shot himself in the head, dying from the wound.

No charges will be filed.

From an article:

A 3-year-old Oklahoma child is dead after he accidentally shot himself in the head with a gun he found in a Highway Patrolman’s home.
The Oklahoman reports that Ryder Rozier was visiting the home of his aunt and uncle in Guthrie on Saturday when he managed to get hold of a gun and shoot himself in the head. The uncle has been identified as 37-year-old Oklahoma Highway Patrolman Ian Rozier.
According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the weapon that fired the fatal shot was not Rozier’s service pistol. No criminal charges are expected to be filed.
A candlelight vigil was held Saturday night outside the home where little Ryder died.

Always ASK about guns where you children play.

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

(this article was updated with more up-to-date info on 1/4/13)

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