October 1, 2014 11:53 am -

A 14-year-old Ohio girl accidentally shot herself and her father while learning to use a handgun on Tuesday night.  The father and daughter were on the back deck of their home when the shooting occurred.

Police said the teenager suffered a gunshot to her upper leg and was transported to a local children’s hospital.

[su_center_ad]According to the Dayton Daily News, her 42-year-old father suffered only a superficial wound to his leg and he was transported to a hospital for treatment.

According to Vandalia Sgt. Gary Jackson, the father was showing his daughter how to use a 9mm handgun at the time.

The girl fired the gun once without any problem, but the second time her finger was on the trigger it discharged a round unexpectedly,  he said.

Jackson added that it takes a lot less pressure on the trigger the second time you fire this type of firearm.

The shooting was deemed as “accidental.”

Jackson said he doesn’t anticipate any charges being filed, but he will review the case. [su_csky_ad]

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25 responses to 14-Year-Old Girl Shoots Self And Her Dad While Learning To Use Handgun

  1. M D Reese October 1st, 2014 at 11:58 am

    On the back deck of their home? I’ll bet their neighbors are tickled pink.

  2. NW10 October 1st, 2014 at 12:02 pm

  3. mea_mark October 1st, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    Well, I guess the girl learned the most important lesson about guns. Never point a loaded gun at anyone, including yourself, unless you intend to shoot them.

  4. edmeyer_able October 1st, 2014 at 12:10 pm

    I feel less safe anytime I’m around any where there are people don’t personally know who are handling guns. I don’t see myself going to a gun range anytime soon.

  5. crc3 October 1st, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    “_______ accidently shot ________” Over and over again this continues in this country. The NRA must be so proud…

  6. uzza October 1st, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    It’s so nice when the older generation passes on their acquired wisdom to the young. Someday, this child too will have a young one of her own, and they can share our noble tradition of shooting themselves, together. Makes me tear up to think of it.

  7. arc99 October 1st, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    This is insanity on steroids. I am not aware of any state in the union which allows a 14 year old to legally drive a car on public thoroughfares.

    What the hell are these people thinking?

    You’re too young to drink. You are too young to drive. You are too young to vote.

    But here’s a gun, now go out and play.

    • Robyn Ryan October 2nd, 2014 at 1:29 am

      But 19 year old Marine combat vets can’t buy a beer or play slots at Casinos.

      • whatthe46 October 2nd, 2014 at 2:26 am

        ain’t that some sh’t?

  8. tiredoftea October 1st, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    Family bonding, NRA style. “Teach your kids to shoot…you.”

  9. pinballsdoll October 1st, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    guns aren’t toys, and parents that don’t realize that are too stupid to own a gun

  10. rg9rts October 1st, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    NRA shooter of the month

    • tracey marie October 1st, 2014 at 1:56 pm

      hey RG, I seem to always follow you but never catch up

  11. tracey marie October 1st, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    all these “responsible” gun owners killing, maiming, blinding themselves and others.

  12. Hal Donahue October 1st, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    NRA ‘heroes’ are everywhere Notice the finger placement in the photo. Easy to see how this happened…

  13. Chinese Democracy October 1st, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    maybe dad is re thinking his decision now

    • whatthe46 October 1st, 2014 at 4:52 pm

      well, he’s gotta a second shot at it right?

  14. allison1050 October 1st, 2014 at 9:47 pm

    Why can’t the police file “STUPID FATHER” charges while his idiot wife hopefully files for divorce?

    • Chloe Belle De Vil October 3rd, 2014 at 11:40 am

      Father should get a Hero Award. Every daughter should learn how to use a firearm. Reason; A restraining order is a piece of shitty toilet paper which fat, lazy, donut-eating piglets do not protect and enforce.

      • allison1050 October 3rd, 2014 at 2:37 pm

        I used to be an owner of 3 guns and the 3 occasions of taking men down I found that no gun was needed and the last time I dropped an asshole I was 48 y/o. You can’t avoid everything but there are usually clues that are given but have found most women ignore them. By the way, I’m barely able to claim 5’3″.

      • Metzfan October 3rd, 2014 at 8:42 pm

        Moronic. Father should go to jail for being an idiot on the grandest scale. YOU seem dangerous as well. Stop hanging around losers

  15. Robyn Ryan October 2nd, 2014 at 1:28 am

    I do hope this home was far out in the country. Hate to shoot the neighbors..

  16. searambler October 2nd, 2014 at 8:54 am

    What, there was no cop around to do the shooting?

  17. veggiedude October 2nd, 2014 at 3:02 pm

    They both got shot in the leg? It could have been worse. They might have shot the family pet.