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

Sunday, January 12, 2014

8-year old Oregon boy unintentionally shot at home

(UPDATED -- See below)

An 8-year old boy was unintentionally shot in his home in Gresham, Oregon.

From an article:
An 8-year-old boy was shot in the abdomen at his home in Gresham Saturday afternoon in what investigators said appears to be an accidental shooting.

Police were called to the home in the 17900 block of SE Marie Street around 2:20 p.m. after the shooting. The boy was rushed to a hospital for emergency surgery and is said to be stable.

Gresham police are investigating.
UPDATE (1/13/14):  The boy was shot by his father, with a shotgun.  The father claims it happened "while storing his shotgun in a gun safe."  From an article:
An 8-year-old boy is recovering after his father accidentally shot him Saturday afternoon while storing his shotgun in a gun safe, Gresham Police said. 
The boy was struck once in the abdomen at his home, in the 17900 block of Southeast Marie St. around 2:19 p.m., police said in a press release. His family drove him to a nearby hospital, and the boy was immediately transferred to another hospital for surgery. Police did not know his exact condition, but said he is "stable, alert and talking."  
Gresham detectives have corroborated the family's statements about the shooting, according to the release. They cautioned people to always treat their firearms as if they are loaded, even if they believe them to be unloaded, and to always point them in a safe direction.

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