Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Grandfather unintentionally shoots grandson in the head while unloading rifle

An unidentified Kansas City, KS man set out for a day of fun with his 10-year-old grandson. They stopped at a Cabela's sporting goods store so the grandfather could get an antique .22-caliber rifle appraised. He was in the back of his SUV, unloading the weapon when he unintentionally discharged the gun. The bullet went through the side of the vehicle and struck his grandson who was standing outside.
The boy was struck in the head and taken to Children's Mercy Hospital were he was listed in serious condition. Police said charges will probably not be filed against the grandfather. "He's pretty upset as one would expect," said a police spokesperson. "Thoughts and prayers are with the family we hope everything turns out OK."

1 comment:

DaveL said...

Any particular reason he waited until he got to Cabela's to unload the weapon? It should have been unloaded the last time he came out of the field or off the range. Then checked before it was cleaned and put away. Then checked again when he took it out of storage.