In addition to the tragic death of Veronica Rutledge in Hayden, Idaho, a teenager died in Frankfort, Ky., on Nov. 26 in another accidental shooting. A 12-year-old in Kaysville died in similar circumstances on Nov. 23. A boy of 9 died after an accidental shooting in Detroit, Mich., on Nov. 8. A teen died after an accidental shooting in Marshall County, W. Va., on Nov. 27. A small boy shot himself in the head in Navarro, Texas, on Nov. 29, and a boy in Lansing, Mich., was hospitalized after an accidental shooting on Nov. 7. A 13-year-old girl was injured in Oakwood, Ohio, in an accidental shooting, also on Nov. 7. A 10-year-old Lubbock, Texas, boy died after an accidental shooting on Nov. 28, and a 6-year-old died after an accidental shooting in Cook County, Ill., on Dec. 6. Similarly, a 3-year-old died in Simpsonville, S.C., on Dec. 15, and an 11-year-old died in DeKalb County, Georgia, on Nov. 14. A 16-year-old is in critical condition in Detroit after an accidental shooting on Christmas Day, and a 6-year-old is dead after an accidental shooting in Chicago, Ill., on Dec. 5.
The people who owned these guns believed themselves to be responsible gun owners. Enough said.
"14. A 16-year-old is in critical condition in Detroit after an accidental shooting on Christmas Day"ReplyDelete
Apparently he passed away. And he doesn't make himself look very responsible when he doesn't even read up on what he's writing about.
"Dwayne Sharper, Jr., 19, was charged with manslaughter, felony firearm, and possession of a stolen firearm over the weekend.
Police say Sharper brought the gun when 16-year-old Bernard Walker was shot and killed at a home in the 4100 block of Virginia Park. According to police, Walker, Sharper, and other friends were in the basement of the home and were playing with the gun.
According to Walker's friends, Sharper was bragging about robbing a woman on Wednesday and demonstrating how he used that gun. Then, during that demonstration, he shot Walker in the back of the head, friends say. Police have not confirmed those details."