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

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

13 year old Indiana boy dies after being accidentally shot in chest

An Indiana 13 year old boy was shot and died from an accidental bullet to his chest.
Logan Armendariz ( photo
from linked article)

From the article:
Logan Anthony Armendariz, 13, was pronounced dead at St. Vincent Anderson Regional Hospital after suffering a single gunshot wound to the chest, according to the Anderson Herald Bulletin.
Armendariz, police say, was shot Monday in the 5700 block of Park Road in Anderson. Officers preliminarily believe the shooting was an accident, although it remains under investigation. Further details — such as who shot the boy — were not immediately available.
Armendariz was an incoming seventh grader at Daleville Junior-Senior High School, where he was an honor-roll student and played basketball, according to his obituary from the Robert D. Loose Funeral Home in Anderson. He also played youth baseball.
Daleville Community Schools Supt. Paul Garrison told The Herald Bulletin he expected grief counselors would be made available for students this week.
Armendariz is the second East Central Indiana child to be shot within an eight-day period. On July 28, 4-year-old Madison Dyer was airlifted to a Fort Wayne hospital after police say she was accidentally shot in in the head by her brother, who was reportedly aiming at a target in their yard in the 5600 block of South Jay County Road 300-E.
Capt. Patrick Wells with the Jay County Sheriff's Department told The Star Press Dyer accidentally ran through the line of fire of the .22-caliber rifle. Wells on Thursday said Dyer remained in critical condition.
Note that this was the 2nd accidental shooting of a child in 8 days in Indiana. The second one involved the shooting of a 4 year old who was shot by her brother aiming at a target.

Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.

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