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

Sunday, March 24, 2013

3-year old New Orleans boy unintentionally shot in hand by adult

37-year old Terrance Robinson said he was sitting on his porch in New Orleans, Louisiana, when he was playing with a loaded handgun he said he had found in his neighborhood.

That's when a 3-year old boy, the son of a friend of his, came up and tugged on the gun, according to Robinson, which led to a discharge of the gun, hitting the boy in the hand.

Robinson is a convicted felon.

In a Saturday news release, the NOPD said Robinson confessed to the accidental shooting at his home in the 6000 block of Kuebel Drive in eastern New Orleans. 
Robinson said he had been sitting on his front porch and playing with the loaded pistol, which he said he found in the neighborhood.  
The boy, the son of friends of Robinson's, pulled at the pistol, which caused the gun to go off and strike the child in his right hand, police said. The toddler's parents, who were inside the house, ran outside after hearing the shot. They then took their son to the hospital.  
Police were notified at about 6 p.m. that the boy had a gunshot wound to his hand. 
When officers arrived at the Kuebel Drive address 30 minutes after the shooting, Robinson was still in possession of the gun, police said. 
While his wound is not life-threatening, the boy remained at the hospital on Saturday, according to the NOPD release.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Please comment. Your comment will be posted after being approved.