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

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Arkansas child accidentally shoots father in back in Walmart parking lot

A child climbing into a truck grabbed hold of his father's gun while getting in and shot his father in the back. From an article:
RPD Public Information Officer Drew Latch stated police responded to 2409 E. Main St. (Walmart) at approximately 11:04 a.m. Saturday. in reference to a possible shooting. Upon arrival, officers witnessed a man who had injuries to his back. After further investigation, it was determined the man had accidentally been shot by his child. While the child was attempting to enter the vehicle, the child accidentally grabbed a hold of a loaded shotgun, that had not been secured, to help pull himself into the vehicle (truck).
While grabbing the shotgun the child accidentally pulled the trigger and caused the shotgun to discharge and strike his father in the back.
Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.


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