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

Monday, May 19, 2014

5 year old son of North Carolina law enforcement officer injures himself with father's gun

A 5 year old North Carolina boy found the service gun of his father and shot and injured himself. From an article:
A 5-year-old son of a deputy in North Carolina is recovering after he shot himself with his father’s service weapon over the weekend.
Anson County Sheriff’s office said that the boy found the handgun at around 1:15 on Saturday. One round struck the top of the child’s left ear, and he was taken to Levine’s Children’s Hospital in Charlotte.
His father was reportedly at home at the time of the shooting, but he was in another room.
WSOC reported that the deputy, who was identified as Josh Beam, was put on administrative leave. Bream is a 10-year veteran of the department, and lost his bid to be Anson County sheriff in the Democratic primary earlier this month.
Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.

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