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

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

15-year old Alabama boy shot in head during prank

Jesse Rainey, age 15
A 15-year old boy, Jesse Rainey, was with a group of six other male teen friends at an empty home in Tuscumbia, Alabama, after a football game.  Some of the boys cut the lights and went back inside, pretending to be intruders.  The 15-year old boy jumped out of a closet, but the other boy shot him in the head with a .38-caliber handgun.  The boy is now fighting for his life in the hospital.

No charges will be filed.

From an article:

Jesse Rainey, 15, went with seven male friends early Saturday to an unoccupied Tuscumbia home belonging to the grandmother of one of the boys, according to ABCNews.com. They decided to spend the night there after a football game. 
“One of the young men cut the lights to the house, then a few of the other guys snuck back inside, wanting their friends to believe there was an intruder,” Colbert County Sheriff Ronnie May told ABC News. 
Rainey reportedly hid in one of the closets, and decided to jump out and scare one of his friends. Authorities say the other boy, who was carrying a .38 caliber handgun, was spooked and fired at Rainey. 
The incident happened around 3:30 a.m., and the friends drove Rainey to a store parking lot 10 minutes away to meet an ambulance, according to Fox 40 in Jackson, Miss.

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The article did not say where the boy got the loaded gun.

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

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