14-Year-Old Shoots 9-Year-Old Brother In Face With Shotgun
Of course, it wasn’t supposed to happen. It’s just that, once again, there was a gun and children present. And a dad who thought it would be a really fun time to go shoot some pigeons.
The boys shot pigeons with their dad earlier in the day, and then went to a local store where the older brother accidentally fired his shotgun (video below).
“The 14-year-old told detectives he had his finger on the trigger and he didn’t see his brother originally, but he knew he was walking nearby,” Merced County Sheriff’s Captain B.J. Jones told ABC 30. “He heard his brother crying and then he saw he had an injury to his right side of the face.”
“Sometimes it’s referred to as a pheasant gun,” added Jones. “The caliber is a .410 shotgun shell so it’s pretty menacing. It’s designed for foul and other small game.”