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

Friday, October 5, 2012

16-year old Kentucky boy unintentionally shoots and wounds himself and woman

A 16-year old boy in Douglass Park, Kentucky, had a loaded .38-caliber revolver on his lap when he unintentionally discharged it, injuring himself and a woman sitting next to him.

No charges were filed.

From an article:

A woman, 20, and a 16-year-old boy were each shot in the leg about 6 p.m., Lexington police Lt. Dean Marcum said. Both were taken to University of Kentucky Chandler Hospital. 
Lexington police initially had said they were looking for a suspect in the shooting. But Marcum said later that the teen admitted to police that he had been playing with a .38-caliber revolver and accidentally shot himself and the woman in the leg. 
"It grazed his leg and then hit her in the leg," Marcum said. "He probably had it in his lap, and she's sitting next to him. It hit the top part of his leg and then hits her. I can see it easily happening." 
The shooting happened in the parking lot near a building where community meetings are often held. 
Marcum said no charges will brought against the teen because the shooting was an accident.

Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/2012/10/01/2356852/two-shot-in-lexingtons-douglass.html#storylink=cpy

The article did not say how he got the gun or why he had it.

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

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