Thursday, June 13, 2013

10-year-old finds handgun, unintentionally shoots and kills himself

10-year-old Eric Klyaz, of San Diego, California, was playing at a friend's house when the children found a Sig-Sauer 9-millimeter handgun. Eric and the 9-year-old girl were playing with the gun when Eric unintentionally discharged the weapon, shooting himself in the chest.
The shooting was reported about 4:15 p.m. and Eric died shortly afterwards at a local hospital.
According to reports, the gun's owner, Todd Francis, told police "he had an unloaded 9-mm handgun inside a clear plastic storage container inside the garage" and that his children "were not aware he had the handgun, or where he had placed the handgun."
The district attorney is still investigating and will decide if any charges will be filed against Francis.

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