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

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Parents charged in shooting death of their son

Chris Swartz, 36, and Shanna Swartz, 34, of Decatur, Ohio have been charged with Child Endangerment in the death of their 9-year-old son Sebastian. According to an article:
The Probably Cause Affidavit on the charges reads: "On Feb. 18, 2013, a shooting occurred at 10198 State Route 125, Decatur. The shooting occurred as a result of a Glock 34 9mm pistol being left out and unsecured. The firearm was left out in plain view, fully loaded in the presence of children. One or more children gained possession of the firearm, which resulted in the shooting and eventual death of 9-year-old Sebastain Swartz."
The couple faces a charge of third-degree felony, which has a maximum penalty of three years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

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