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

Monday, January 20, 2014

5 year old Illinois boy in critical condition from gunshot wound

A 5 year old Danville, Illinois boy is in critical condition in a hospital with gunshot injuries. The boy was allegedly shot by another child. From the article:
Danville police are investigating an incident that sent a 5-year-old boy to the hospital with a gunshot wound.
Director of Public Safety Larry Thomason said Sunday that police were called to Presence United Samaritans Medical Center emergency room about 9:30 p.m. Saturday.
“The child was taken to the ER by private vehicle,” he said.  “Hospital staff alerted police.  The 5-year-old had a gunshot to the upper body.”
“According to early investigation the incident took place in an apartment in the Belton Street area,” Thomason said. “It appears that another juvenile male, 10 years of age, was with the 5-year-old and a loaded weapon was being played with.”
Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.

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