Wednesday, 24 February 2016

6-year-old boy accidentally shoot and kill father


James Lonaker, 62 was accidentally killed by his 6-year-old boy in Hartsville, Indiana.

James who had been busy with his computer and had his back turned to the boy didn't notice the boy picking up the gun and didn't know when he pulled the trigger that sent bullet flying into his upper body. He died while being transported to the Indianapolis hospital.

The little boy told investigators that he didn't know the gun was loaded, he said he didn't mean to hurt his father.

Lonaker’s death is at least the 18th accidental shooting by an American child under age 10 this year, according to a Washington Post survey of news reports. Six of those incidents were fatal, and in every other one, the victim was also a child. In three cases, the person killed was the child who accidentally pulled the trigger.

Last year, at least 265 people were shot by kids under age 18, according to data compiled by the gun-control advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety.


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