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

Friday, May 9, 2014

3 year old Wisconsin toddler shoots self with mother's gun

Unfortunately there has been another toddler shooting. A Milwaukee, Wisconsin 3 year old found a gun in his mother's car and shot himself. From an article:
Three-year-old Kevin Donald shot himself with a gun while playing in his mother's car. Police say the toddler found the gun hidden in the glove compartment. The family tells us the boy is still being treated at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Doctors are waiting for the swelling of the head to go down before doing surgery. Now the family is focusing on why a gun was being kept in that car.
Donald's grandmother and aunt both say this could have been prevented. The boy's mother is saying she kept the gun inside the car for protection purposes. Brittany Petersink, the boy''s aunt, told our Sandra Torres, "This is Milwaukee. This is the ghetto...anywhere you go there's someone trying to take something from you."
Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.

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