Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Accidental Shooting of Indiana 3-year-old by Himself - No Charges

Indystar.com reports

South Bend police say a 3-year-old boy who found an unlocked gun safe near where his mother was sleeping on a couch picked up the weapon and accidentally shot himself in the wrist.

South Bend Police Lt. Cindy Kilgore says the boy's father works the midnight shift, so the mother keeps a gun nearby. Kilgore says the mother was unaware that her son was up and was awakened when she heard the gunshot about 7 a.m. Sunday.

Kilgore says no charges were filed because police determined the shooting was accidental. A copy of the police report was forwarded to Child Protective Services.
Naturally, that's the way they treat life-threatening negligence in gun-loving Indiana.

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