Thursday, April 26, 2012

Father leaves loaded, unlocked gun on truck seat, toddler finds it, shoots brother

A Port Arthur, Texas man left his holstered pistol on the seat of his truck and went inside his house to get something. The gun was loaded and did not have a safety lock.
News reports differ as to whether the man's two young boys were in the truck, or playing in the yard, but either way, while he was in the house his 2-year-old son was able to get the 9mm Glock handgun. The boy discharged the gun, shooting his 3-year-old brother in the backside. The boy was taken to the local hospital and later transferred to Houston for treatment. His prognosis is good, but he is still in serious condition.
Child Protective Services have placed the 2-year-old boy with relatives while the incident is under investigation.

1 comment:

Baldr Odinson said...

What kind of stupidity does it take to purchase a gun with no safety on it, in a family with children? And then to leave it in a car with unsupervised children? This isn't a "tragic accident", it's outright negligence. He needs to be charged, have his gun rights removed, and held up as an example of bad parenting.