Second Gun ‘Accident’ In The Family: 4-Year-Old Girl Shot In The Face By Brother
It’s always an “accident” when a child is shot, except it really isn’t.
A 4-year-old Tennessee girl was shot in the face on Sunday night and the gun owning Grandmother says the girl’s older brother pulled the trigger, but she admits she made the mistake of not putting it away.
[su_center_ad]It’s mistakes like that that result in a child being shot in the face. There are no do-overs.
Rosie Boylan told WREG that she keeps a gun for safety reasons because she lives by herself and doesn’t feel safe.
“I thought it was my Christmas tree,” she explained, “I thought something had blowed it over. I remember yelling what was that!”
That noise was gunfire.
Boylan said her grandsons found the weapon in her bed.
“I got up to go to church and I forgot to put it up,” she recalled. “They came over, and I just forgot.”
She said she never imagined this could happen.
Boylan says the 4-year-old girl had a gun pointed toward her head, and her brother pulled the trigger. The bullet hit her on the side of the face.
Nearby neighbor Terrance Brock said, “I came home from church, and there were police cars and ambulances all over the street.”
“I understand she wants to keep her self and the kids safe but at the same time you have to keep it away from the kids.”
Wait for it.
Boylan told WREG that she lost a daughter to a gun accident years ago, and she added that she’s incredibly thankful she didn’t lose a granddaughter to the same tragedy Sunday night.
Oh, come on!
The family is urging people to put their guns away and get a lock, so they don’t have to go through this family’s living nightmare. After the first “accidental” shooting in the family, one would think she would have already figured that out.
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