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

Friday, June 21, 2013

6-month old Tennessee girl killed when parents fight over handgun

A couple were involved in a domestic dispute, in Knoxville, Tennessee, and were fighting over a handgun.  At their feet were one of their small children, a 6-month old girl.  The gun was discharged, hitting the father in the hand and then hitting the child in the head.  She soon died.

From an article and news video:

According to documents a witness in the house at the time of the shooting overheard the child's parents fighting over a handgun while the baby girl sat at their feet.

The witness says she then heard a struggle. The gun went off, striking the father in the hand and hitting the baby girl in the head.

It happened around 1:30 Wednesday on Alcoa Highway in South Knoxville. Officers are not yet saying how many rounds were fired. The handgun was recovered at the scene.

The couple had previously been charged with arson.

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