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Two children of pre-school age have shot and wounded other youngsters in separate incidents in the US.
A three-year-old boy shot his four-year-old brother in Gray Court, South Carolina, with a .22-calibre handgun.
The injured child, who was airlifted to hospital with a gunshot wound to his stomach, has undergone surgery and is expected to recover.
In the other incident, a two-year-old girl is in a critical condition in hospital after being shot by her four-year-old brother at their home in Las Vegas.
Officers are investigating how the boy managed to get hold of the 9mm handgun he fired at his sister.
What i cannot understand though, is why people cannot keep a gun away from tiny kids until they grow up?
Five children are shot or stabbed in London every day, shocking new figures reveal.
The statistics show that in the eight-month period:
• A total of 321 children were injured in shootings, 39 of them seriously.
• Eighty-eight children were shot in armed muggings and two were injured in gunpoint rapes.
• A total of 952 children were stabbed, 188 of them seriously.
• Some 288 children were hurt in knifepoint robberies and 10 were stabbed in rapes.
In that case, shouldn't gun safety be second nature then?
Originally posted by The Killah29
Aside from the waiting period you Americans have, there should also be an I.Q. test to see if you are atleast above average intelligence. that way there would be not as many deaths.
The Buell Elementary School shooting was a school shooting that occurred at Buell Elementary School in Mount Morris Township, Michigan, United States on February 29, 2000. 6-year-old Dedrick Owens fatally shot another student in a classroom before being taken into police custody. Buell Elementary School closed in 2002. It was part of the Beecher Community School District.
The incident began when 6-year-old Dedrick Owens found a .32-caliber handgun in his uncle's home, and brought the firearm to Buell Elementary School. Further in the day, during a changing of classes, Owens fatally shot 6-year-old Kayla Rolland in the presence of a teacher and 22 students. The bullet entered her right arm and traveled through her vital organs. At 10:59 a.m. EST, Rolland was pronounced dead at Hurley Medical Center while in cardiac arrest.
Malden, MO (KAIT) - An early morning accident sent a 10-year old boy to the St. Louis Children's Hospital after crashing his family's Chevrolet Cavalier at Lincoln Lacy Chevrolet in Malden, according to police. Police said the crash happened at 4:30 Friday morning on Business Highway 25. Police said the car entered a ditch next to Memorial Park Cemetery before going airborne into a utility pole, light pole and 2 other cars. The car ended its journey upside down in the ditch.Source