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

Thursday, October 18, 2012

15-year old Tennessee boy and ROTC cadet unintentionally shot to death by 18-year old brother

A 15-year old boy in Lexington, Tennessee, was home with his 18-year old brother.  The older brother was cleaning his gun when it unintentionally discharged, shooting the boy to death.

From an article:
Officials tell us the 15-year-old was at home with his 18-year-old brother Monday. The older brother was reportedly cleaning a handgun when it fired and killed the younger teen. 
Since the 18-year-old is not a suspect, police are not releasing his name. They are still investigating the case and are calling it an accident at this point. 
The teenager who was killed was a freshman at Lexington High School. Even though it is known who he is, WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News has chosen not to release his name until all next of kin have been contacted. Teachers say the 15-year-old was well rounded and showed high potential. He was involved in the high school band and ROTC. 
"He was our Cadet of the month for this month so he had already been recognized in that award, that honor. He got his first promotion in ROTC about a week ago," said ROTC instructor Lt. Col. Mike Goolsby.
The boy was an accomplished ROTC cadet.  Apparently gun safety training was not enough to keep him from being shot.

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