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

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Missouri father accidentally shoots 11 year old son in cheek

A Missouri man was giving his 11 year old son a lesson on gun safety. He shot him in the cheek accidentally during the lesson. From an article:
St. Joseph police are investigating after a father accidently shot his 11-year-old son in the cheek while discussing gun safety.
The St. Joseph News-Press (http://bit.ly/QEvU3W ) reports that the boy sustained serious injuries Friday night while cleaning guns and planning a hunting trip with his father.
Det. Richard Shelton says "ironically enough" the father and son were discussing gun safety at the time of the shooting.
Shelton says the projectile lodged below the boy's jaw. The boy was able to walk to the ambulance. He was taken to a St. Joseph Hospital and then flown to Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City.
Authorities will present evidence to the prosecuting attorney for consideration of charges this week.
The name of the wounded boy wasn't immediately released.

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