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

Sunday, May 18, 2014

4 year old Indiana boy shot with gun found at home

In yet another "accidental" shooting by a toddler, this 4 year old Indiana boy managed to find a gun in his parents' bedroom and shot and killed himself with it. From an article:
A 4-year-old boy was fatally shot while holding his parents' gun at his home in Merrillville, Indiana, police said.
Police said the boy found the gun in his parents' bedroom Saturday morning in the 6400 block of Cleveland Street and brought the gun back to his room.
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The gun then went off, striking the boy in the head, Merrillville police said.
The boy, identified as Cash Irby Jr., was taken to Broadway Methodist Hospital South where he was pronounced dead, according to the Lake County Coroner's office.
"[The parents] are devastated, as can be expected," said family member Kelly White-Gibson. "The mother is really distraught."
Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.

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