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

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

15 year old Oklahoma girl dead after accidental gun discharge

photo from: http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/05/29/teenage-girl-dies-after-accidental-shooting-video/
This gun may have had a "manufacturing defect" when it discharged while on a kitchen counter, fatally injuring a 15 year old girl on May 26th. From an article:
A 15-year-old LeFlore County girl died from injuries she sustained in an accidental shooting in her home Sunday, according to Chief Deputy Kendall Morgan.
LeFlore County Sheriff Rob Seale said Saylor Slone Martine and her 12-year-old sister were handling a .380-caliber semi-automatic handgun when one of the girls placed the gun on a counter. When the 15-year-old reached down to get her cell phone, Seale said the gun discharged.
Seale said the girl sustained life-threatening injuries and was immediately flown to a hospital in Tulsa where she later died.
The incident occurred in their home in the Tucker Community, according to Seale.
Seale said the girl’s mother was outside when the accident happened. He said an investigation is ongoing but it appears to be an accidental shooting.
“It looks pretty clear-cut accidental,” Seale said.
Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.

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