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

Friday, February 7, 2014

17 month old North Carolina child shot at home by 3 year old sibling

A 3 year old North Carolina child climbed onto a dresser and found a gun, then accidentally shooting his 17 month old sister.  From the article:
 A 17-month-old girl is in the hospital and is expected to be OK after she was shot by her 3-year-old brother with their father's gun.
The father, Justin Carper, writes a parenting column for a local newspaper.
Police have not arrested or charged Carper with any crimes as of Thursday night.
Carper is a contributing writer for the Shelby Star. He's not a paid employee but he does write a parenting column.
The 17-month-old girl was shot in Patterson Springs, according to an investigator with the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Department.
The child is expected to survive.
The shooting occurred on Jenny Drive on Thursday morning. 
The family was doing renovations inside the home and the 9 mm gun was on a dresser.
The little boy climbed the dresser, got the gun and shot his sister.
The bullet did not hit any bones or major organs.
Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.

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