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

Thursday, December 13, 2012

5-year old Philadelphia girl gets father's gun and shoots self in foot

A 5-year old girl was in her home in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, playing with her father's loaded, unsecured Glock semi-auto handgun.  Her two younger siblings, ages 2 and 3, were there as well.  That's when she discharged the gun, shooting through the bottom of her foot and out at her big toe.

The 27-year old father works as a security guard.

The girl is being treated for the wound and will not lose her toe.

From an article and news video:

The girl was home with her two siblings and her father along the 1800 block of E Wishart Street when the gun went off -- hitting her in the big toe, police said. 
The girl’s father rushed her to St. Christopher’s Hospital with what police called minor injuries. 
It’s unclear how the girl got a hold of her father’s gun and if her siblings were also playing with it.

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

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