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

Friday, August 16, 2013

11-year-old showing off gun unintentionally shoots 14-year-old

14-year-old Jesse Arredondo, of Salem, Oregon, was shot in the shoulder by his 11-year-old friend.
According to a news report:
The 11-year-old brought the .45-caliber semi-automatic handgun to show it to his friends. 
While handling the gun, it went off and the bullet struck Arredondo in the shoulder.
He was taken to Salem Hospital to be treated. 
Deputies said the gun was owned by the 11-year-old's father. He told deputies that the gun is normally stored in a gun safe at their home, and he was not aware his son had gained access to the weapon. 
The district attorney's office will now determine if any charges should be filed against the 11-year-old boy or his father.

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