10-Year-Old Boy Accidentally Shoots Himself In The Face With Father’s Gun
A 10-year-old Delaware boy gained access to his father’s gun and accidentally shot himself in the face, Darby Township police say.
At around 10:30 p.m. the boy and his sister were inside the car waiting for their dad to get off work. The boy found his father’s .357 magnum, pulled the trigger and accidentally shot himself in the face, CBS Philly reports.
[su_center_ad]“(The bullet) entered his right jaw,” Darby Township Police Chief Leonard McDevitt said, “and I believe the exit wound was actually on the back of his head.”
The boy’s sister ran inside to tell her father what happened and to call 9-1-1, police said.
“He was lifeless at the time we arrived,” McDevitt said. “One officer drove, one officer performed CPR in the back of the car. They got him to the nearest trauma center which was Fitzgerald Mercy, and he actually was revived.”
The boy had to be airlifted to a children’s hospital and was listed in extremely critical condition.
He was later upgraded to stable but guarded condition.
It’s not clear whether charges will be filed against the father or not.
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