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

Saturday, May 11, 2013

5 year old Texas boy shot in head by 8 year old

And yet another child with access to a gun shot himself today in Texas. From an article:
A five-year-old boy in Denton, Texas was left in critical condition after he was shot in the head by his eight-year-old friend Saturday morning. According to the Denton Record-Chronicle, the police said the two boys were alone in the bedroom when the older child found a .22 caliber rifle, pointed it at the other boy, and shot him.
Police said they are investigating the incident as an accident. The family of the victim said two adults, one teenager, and two other children were in the home with the two boys when the incident occurred at about 11:30 AM. 
After he was shot, the five-year-old boy was taken to a local medical facility. He was then flown to a hospital in Dallas where, as of Saturday evening, he remained in critical condition.
Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.

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