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

Monday, February 11, 2013

3-year old boy unintentionally shot to death by mother's boyfriend

A 3-year old boy was at his Paducah, Kentucky home when the boyfriend of his mother unintentionally discharged his gun, striking and killing the boy.

From an article:

Paducah police are investigating the apparent accidental shooting of a three-year-old child Saturday afternoon at a home in the 1500 block of North 12th Street. The child died at about 8:30 p.m. at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville. Detectives have charged, the mother's boyfriend, Nicholas D. Barbee, 21, with second-degree manslaughter.  
Police were called to a report of a "young male shot."  When officers arrived, the child was lying on his back on the floor with a single gunshot wound.  The child was taken to a local hospital, then airlifted to Vanderbilt Children's Hospital. 
Barbee admitted, after questioning, that he accidentally shot the child.  He was booked into McCracken County Regional Jail.


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