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

Monday, February 11, 2013

4 year old Tennessee boy killed while playing with gun

It's happened again. A four year old boy from Tennessee was shot to death while playing with a gun in his home. From an article:
A 4-year-old boy is dead after a gun went off while he was playing with it, according to the Memphis Police Department.
Officers responded to the call at an apartment complex at 3988 Camelot Lane.
When they arrived, they found the 4-year-old had been shot. The child was pronounced dead on the scene.
Police believe the child was playing with a gun when it accidentally went off.
"It feels sad. Very sad. Yeah, I hate to hear that," said neighbor Carol Maris, who has played with the little boy before. "He's very active. Just like a child. Very active. Loved to play toys, stuff like that. He be outside sometimes playing with his trucks and stuff. Real good kid."
A good kid, who is now dead after a heartbreaking sequence of events.
Investigators were on the scene for more than three hours, discussing the situation with several people, one of whom was in the back seat of a police car.
At this point, no arrests have been made, but detectives are still working to figure out where the gun came from, how the boy got it, and who, if anyone, was supervising him at the time of the shooting.
Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.

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