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

Friday, February 22, 2013

2 year old Pennsylvania boy shoots self with mother's gun

A two year old Pennsylvania toddler found a gun in his mother's purse and shot himself in the face. From an article:
Richard Harris said he was angry when he found out his 2-year-old son got a gun from his mother's purse and shot himself in the face on Thursday night.
“Who leaves loaded guns around with 2- or 3-year-old kids?” Harris, 25, of Centerville, Washington County, said on Friday afternoon. “I have guns in my house, but they're locked up.”
State police said Owen Harris shot himself in the face with his stepfather's gun around 8:50 p.m. at his home along Second Street in Isabella, Luzerne Township.
Trooper Stefani Plume said Owen somehow got the gun, which was in his mother's purse, and shot himself.
His mother and stepfather were home at the time, Plume said.
Owen was taken first to Uniontown Hospital and then flown to Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, where he was in critical but stable condition Friday.
Plume said no charges have been filed in the case.
“It appears as though the incident was just a tragic accident,” Plume said in a news release.
Fayette County District Attorney Jack Heneks said the incident remains under investigation.
from triblive.com
Richard Harris said he has “a thousand questions” about the shooting. He said his ex-girlfriend told him she and her husband were asleep when Owen woke up and got the gun.
Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.

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