3-Year-Old Shoots Himself In The Face While Playing With A Gun
A 3-year-old Atlanta, Georgia boy is in stable condition after he was shot in the face in what is believed by police to be an “accident.”Atlanta police Officer John Chafee said the preliminary investigation indicates the boy may have been playing with a handgun when he shot himself in the face, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The shooting happened shortly before 10 p.m. on Thursday at an apartment building, according to police. The boy was transported to a children’s hospital.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution was told by a neighbor, Ivey McMullen, that she heard people screaming that “the baby shot himself.”
There is no mention of charges against the parents or the person in charge, or the gun owner, or how the 3-year-old possibly gained access to a weapon, which certainly should be kept secured at all times, most especially if there are children in the home.