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

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

9-year old Orlando boy finds cop's loaded gun and fires it into wall of home

A 9-year old boy was with his mom when they visited the apartment of her boyfriend for the first time, and Orlando, Florida police officer.  That's when the boy found a loaded, unsecured gun in the officer's bedroom and fired it, hitting a wall.

Luckily no one was injured.

From an article:

A 9-year-old boy looking for an Xbox game system found an Orlando Police officer's gun instead and accidentally discharged a round into the wall of an apartment late Monday, police said. 
The child's mother, Crystal Ramer, heard a loud bang like a pan dropping just before 11 p.m. in the upstairs room of her boyfriend Orlando Police Officer Thomas O'Day's apartment and ran upstairs to investigate, according to an incident report. 
Ramer's son ran downstairs claiming nothing had happened but he eventually confessed to firing O'Day's Diamondback .380-caliber handgun after finding it inside the closet of the master bedroom. 
O'Day checked on his neighbors to make sure no one was injured and called his supervisor to report the incident. Investigators said the bullet did not penetrate the wall. 
The report does not say whether the gun was secured in any safe or box. 
Officers allowed O'Day, who was not charged with any crimes, to keep the firearm after they determined it was an accident and the boy did not have permission to be in the bedroom. 
Ramer's children do not live at the officer's home and it was their first time visiting, the report said.

Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.

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