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

Monday, October 28, 2013

12 year old Virginia boy dies in accidental shooting

Another child has found a gun and was unintentionally shot to death. From an article:
A 12-year-old boy was killed Saturday afternoon in the woods near his house in Madison County in what authorities, and the boy’s father, are calling an accidental shooting.
Dax Dixon of Pratts, a small community in Madison, died Saturday afternoon while playing with a neighbor friend, the boy’s father, Dan Dixon, said Sunday.
The Madison County Sheriff’s Office responded to what it described as an accidental shooting involving two juveniles shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday, a news release said. Deputies found Dax Dixon dead at the scene, the release said.
The investigation is ongoing. The Sheriff’s Office would not comment further on Sunday.
Dan Dixon said he was at work at the time and did not know his son was at the neighbor’s house. He said his son had been staying with a relative over the weekend, and was unaware that the boy had been brought back to the neighborhood.
Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.


  1. Please correct this article...he did not shoot himself. He was shot by another child.

  2. Hi, Rachel. I corrected it to remove reference to "shooting himself." Do you have any additional articles to link to?

  3. And, Rachel, if he was related to you or close to you, we are sorry for your loss.


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