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

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

13 month old Tennessee baby shot when father's gun discharged accidentally

There seem to be a lot of these sorts of incidents of late. A 13 month old was shot and injured when her father was taking his gun apart and it discharged:
A 13-month-old child remains hospitalized, and her father is behind bars after police said the girl was shot in the chest.
The incident happened Sunday shortly after 11 p.m. at the East Gate Apartment Complex.  Tullahoma police responded to unit H8 to find the baby shot in the chest.
Police reported the child's father, 26-year-old Kevin Sayre, was taking apart a handgun inside the apartment, when a 9mm round was discharged, striking the victim in the chest.
The child was initially transported to Harton Regional Medical Center ER, but was later flown to Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville. 
The child remains in stable, but critical condition. Family members said they believe she will make a full recovery.
Tullahoma Police Chief Paul Blackwell said police see this type of incident far too often.  He said owners need to be very careful when cleaning or handling their guns.
Some good advice was delivered by the Police Chief.

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