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

Thursday, July 18, 2013

9 year old Mississippi boy dead after friend found gun and shot him

A 9 year old in Mississippi was shot by a friend who found a gun in his home. From an article:
The 9-year-old boy who died Wednesday morning after being shot at a home in Copiah County has been identified.
Copiah County Coroner Ellis Stewart confirms the young victim is Isaac Tervino, of Raymond.
Copiah County Sheriff's Department Undersheriff Derrick Cubit says Tervino was with two other children in a bedroom of the home on Highway 18. Cubit said the two other boys were brothers and Tervino was their cousin. The adults were reportedly in another room of the house eating.
One of the other children found a gun, picked it up and fired, striking the 9-year-old above the right eyebrow, Cubit said.
Tervino was driven to River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg by a private vehicle and was later airlifted to University of Mississippi Medical Center.
Cubit says the shooting appears to be accidental, and no charges have been filed at this time. 
Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.

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