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

Saturday, October 20, 2012

12-year old Maryland boy unintentionally shoots father

A 12-year old boy was with his father in Frederick, Maryland, shooting at roosters on their property.  The boy fired a round, but it hit a truck and ricocheted  hitting his father in the chest.  The man is now in the hospital being treated.

No charges are being filed.

From an article:

The boy and his father, a 48-year-old Frederick resident, were outside at the farm, where the boy was shooting a .22-caliber rifle, said Cpl. Jennifer Bailey, a spokeswoman for the sheriff’s office. 
“What they were shooting at were Bantam roosters, which were very aggressive on the property,” Bailey said. 
The father was struck when one of the bullets ricocheted off a truck and hit him in the chest, she said. 
The man was flown by Maryland State Police helicopter to the R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where he continues to be treated, she said.

Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.

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