Tuesday, May 31, 2022

13-year-old Shot and Killed While Playing with Gun

 A 13-year-old Grand Rapids, Michigan boy was shot and killed Saturday night around 10:30 p.m. He and his friend were playing with a 45-caliber handgun when the gun was discharged, striking the teen in the chest. 

The boy, also 13, who unintentionally discharged the weapon had taken the gun from his grandfather's bedroom. The grandfather told reporters that he stored the weapon in an unlocked dresser drawer. He expressed sympathies for the family of the teenager killed. 

The teenager who pulled the trigger was taken in to custody. The grandfather, who negligently left the gun unsecured thus allowing the boys to gain access, was not.  

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