Monday, August 29, 2011

15-year-old unintentionally shoots himself while at gun range

A 15-year-old boy was shooting handguns with his father at the Davis County Rifle Range in Fruit Heights, Utah. The boy was holding a .45-caliber handgun when he went to sit down on a swivel chair. He stumbled and fell, losing control of the gun and unintentionally discharging the firearm. The boy was shot in the head. He was flown to a hospital in Salt Lake City where he is listed in critical condition.
His family has asked that the boy's name not be released but they have reported that the boy was improving and "responded" to hospital workers and family members, though he is still not able to speak.

1 comment:

Baldr Odinson said...

But, according to the pro-gun crowd, shooting ranges are so safety conscious, and children who are supervised aren't supposed to be able to hurt themselves! This must be a mistake~!

Children and guns are a bad mix, no matter what the age, and shooting ranges are more dangerous than made out to be.