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

Saturday, August 3, 2013

7-year old Michigan girl unintentionally shot by conceal carry gun owner target shooting next door

A 7-year old girl, Abby Wrobel, and her 2-year old sister, Ella, were swimming in a pool in
Abby Wrobel, age 7, at the scene of the shooting
Tekonsha, Michigan, when suddenly a .9mm bullet ripped through Abby's arm.

The shot had been fired from 180 meters away, in a field next door, where a man in his 30's, who is a conceal carry gun owner, was target shooting.

Abby is recovering.

From an article:
The Michigan man was practicing firing his 9mm handgun when the last bullet missed the target and traveled across a cornfield before hitting Abby Wrobel on Tuesday.  
She had been playing in the family's swimming pool in Tekonsha when the bullet ripped into her arm and narrowly missed hitting Abby's two-year-old sister Ella who was standing next to her.  
Her mother, Jodi Scherer, told Newschannel 3: ' I could have easily lost a child ...it’s just scary.' 
She added: 'It came from the field and actually hit her up here, I mean how does that happen?' 
The mother-of-six said her children had been playing by the swimming pool when they suddenly started screaming and running.  
'I ran up and Abby said, "I’ve been shot!",' Ms Scherer said.  
Her daughter described the moment she was shot as 'like a firework going into my arm'. 
The bullet went straight through her arm and fortunately did not damage any bones. 
Ms Scherer wants her neighbor, who has three children of his own, to be prosecuted. 'I mean, you can literally hear my kids playing at that house down there when they're outside. So he knew there were kids down there, he should have never been shooting this way,' she said.
Bullets don't know when to stop.

1 comment:

  1. Oh my! This is one terrible incident. I'm glad the girl is recovering right now. I think, people who are target shooting should be extra careful in doing such thing in order to avoid accidents such as this.



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