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

Sunday, October 28, 2012

4-year old North Carolina child injured by father's rifle in motel

A man was staying in a Motel 6 motel room with his four children, in Greenville, North Carolina, with his loaded rifle under the edge of the bed.  That's when one of the children found the gun and discharged it.  The round hit his 4-year old child in the arm, breaking the bone there.

The child is expected to recover.  No charges have been filed.

From an article:

The incident happened at the motel on SE Greenville Boulevard at 8:30 p.m. Saturday.  Police found a 4-year-old shot through the right arm.  A rifle was recovered and secured.  There were four children and their father in the room.  According to police, the father thought the gun was unloaded and under the edge of the bed.  The injuries did break the child's arm, but the child should make a full recovery.  
Investigators are still looking into the investigation; no charges have been filed.

The article doesn't say why the man felt it necessary to have a rifle in the motel room with him and four children.

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

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