May 17, 2015 5:00 pm -


Here is yet another story of a gun in the wrong hands.

Police in the town of Perris, roughly 70 miles southeast of Los Angeles, found the younger boy dead when they arrived on the 140 block of Metz Rd. at 12:10 p.m., Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputy Patty Stoyer told the Daily News.

The boy’s 14-year-old brother appeared to have activated the gun accidentally, Stoyer said.

Riverside County authorities have yet to release the names of the boys, and the Perris Police Department Investigations Bureau is spearheading the examination of the incident



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

9 responses to 14-Year-Old Accidentally Fatally Shoots 9-Year-Old Brother

  1. Suzanne McFly May 17th, 2015 at 7:04 pm

    That 14 year old probably won’t have a healthy future now thanks to the responsible adults in his life.

    • whatthe46 May 17th, 2015 at 7:11 pm

      unlike 3 year olds who pull the trigger and can’t express themselves, this kid is in the perfect position to go on a speaking tour about the importance of gun safety. that and years of therapy may help him deal with this and help others in the process.

      • Suzanne McFly May 17th, 2015 at 7:21 pm

        I hope he has the strength to know this wasn’t completely his fault and I hope he has the knowledge to seek help. Going around giving speeches would be a great way to help make people realize it does happen and they can prevent it by educating themselves about the correct ways to secure a deadly weapon.

        • allison1050 May 17th, 2015 at 7:55 pm

          He may have grown up watching the so called adults in his home playing with guns.

  2. allison1050 May 17th, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    This is so terribly sad.

    • rg9rts May 18th, 2015 at 5:51 am


  3. fahvel May 18th, 2015 at 3:41 am

    a gun is not activated accidentally while being pointed at a target – when will the gun be recognized as a killing machine/tool only. It is guns that kill – oint, pull trigger, eject bullet – dead brother. No gun, live brother.

  4. jasperjava May 18th, 2015 at 9:05 am

    Constitutional right or not, there should be mandatory licenses and training to anyone who wishes to own a firearm. There should be mandatory protocols about maintenance and storage. Because of its potentially deadly results, no one should be allowed to exercise this right until they can prove that they can do so responsibly.

  5. pitman45 May 18th, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    My #1 gun safety rule is ‘not being anywhere near a person with a gun’.