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

Friday, February 15, 2013

16-year-old killed in unintentional shooting

Two brothers, ages 14 and 16, were playing with a shotgun at their home in Lumberton, North Carolina.  According to reports:
"The gun did not fire initially," said a spokesman from the Sheriff's Office. "However, as the two brothers continued to play with the shotgun, it fired and struck the 16-year-old in the chest area."
The victim was unresponsive at the scene and later pronounced dead at the hospital.
Police are still investigating the incident.

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