Stray Bullet Narrowly Misses Toddler

In Tanola County, Mississippi, a toddler was injured by flying glass as a stray bullet shattered the window of his family’s truck as they drove down the road.  But it could have been much worse, Nicole Morris, the boy’s mother says the bullet narrowly missed her two-year-old son hunter, passing through the headrest on the passenger side before ending up on the driver’s side rear view mirror.

Police Officer Accidentally Shoots his Daughter

An off-duty police officer shot and critically wounded his 18-year-old daughter, after mistaking her for an intruder. The girl had apparently snuck out of their Stratford, Conneticut home to meet a boyfriend. 41 year old police officer Eric Scott was under the impression his daughter was still in the house, when she snuck back in and re-entered the home through the basement. While sneaking back in she triggered a backyard motion sensor light, which awoke her father. Scott went to … Continue reading →

BB & Pellet Gun Deaths

Man Kills Wife with Pellet Gun In West Milford, New Jersey, a man was charged with reckless manslaughter after fatally shooting his wife with a pellet gun. Police said the matter appeared to be a “freak accident” with the gun that Frank McDonald normally used to shoot squirrels. (USA Today, 1-5-2008, p. 9A) Child Dies After Being shot with BB Gun In Louisville, Kentucky, an 11-year-old boy died after being shot in the chest by a BB gun. He was … Continue reading →

Accidental Shootings

Firefighter Accidentally Shoots A Man in the Face In Hartford, Connecticut, a firefighter was showing another man a handgun when it accidentally discharged, shooting the man in the face. The firefighter was placed on administrative leave. … Continue reading →

Stray Bullets

Bullets Dropping From The Sky In Memphis, Tennessee, a 9-year-old child was hit in the head with a bullet during  a 4th-of-July party at Tom Lee Park.  Police said a bullet from a high powered rifle hit the child’s head, and then struck a 33 year-old woman before landing on the blanket.  The round did not pierce the skin of either, likely because it had lost its velocity and was free-falling from the sky – but I’m sure it hurt … Continue reading →

Children Shot By Hunters

Preschoolers Shot While walking With Family In Logansport, Louisiana, a four year old boy was shot in the face by a stray buckshot pellet while visiting family.  Tanner Myers was walking a rural path in North Desoto Parish when two nearby hunters fired several shots at a deer.  He was expected to survive.  (12-28-2009 p. 9A) Stray Bullet Kills Toddler In Swan Lake, New York, a sixteen month old girl was fatally shot inside her rural mobile home, apparently by … Continue reading →

Child Riddled with Stray Bullets While Walking Down the Street

It happens time and time again. When guns get drawn and shots are fired, an innocent bystander seems to get gunned down as often as the intended targets. That is exactly what happened in Denver, Colorado, in an incident that left a little girl riddled with bullets. Eight-year-old Sierra Moore was walking down the street with her teenage aunt at around 7 p.m. on a Friday night, in the Curtis Park area of Lower Downtown Denver. That’s when the night … Continue reading →

4-Year-Old Shoots Herself At Sam’s Club with Grandma’s Gun

June 9, 2008 It’s a little known fact, but people who carry concealed weapons are far more dangerous to children than registered sex offenders. Every year, reckless gun owners of all types kill several hundred more children than will ever be killed by registered sex offenders or community ‘predators.’ This next case is a prime example of the potential dangers, and illustrates the downsides that come x along with more people carrying concealed weapons. In a case that takes child … Continue reading →

BB Gunshot Wound Lands Boy In Intensive Care

March 19, 2008 BB guns tend to be regarded more as a toy than a weapon. But under certain circumstances, they are capable of delivering serious and even life-threatening wounds. Such was the case for a young Mesa Arizona boy who was shot with a BB gun by his brother. The child was on spring break from his elementary school. Several kids in the house were being watched by a 14-year-old at the time of the accident. The trouble started … Continue reading →

Stray Bullet Kills Child And Her Aunt

1-1-08 You  know  how  in  the  movies,  people  will  get  into  a gunfight and duck behind any wall to shield themselves from the bullets? Peeking out from behind their cover to fire  at each other? Well that’s the movies, and unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way in real life. It’s a lesson that was learned the hard way for a Colorado community.   Eleven-year-old  Angelica  Martinez  was celebrating the new year with family, inside a home in the 4700 block of … Continue reading →