Jesus Take The Wheel: 11-Year-Old Boy Accidentally Shot Dead His 15-Year-Old Cousin Playing With Gun While Parents Were Away
This is so tragic.
Boy Accidentally Shot Dead His Cousin Playing With Gun
When will these parents learn to keep these guns out of their kids reach?
According to WKYC:
Kent City Schools is mourning the loss of one of its students today.
An 11-year-old boy was killed in Franklin Township on Wednesday in what appears to be an accidental shooting.
The alleged shooter is his 15-year-old cousin. According to the Portage County Sheriff’s Office, the two were home enjoying a snow day when it quickly turned tragic. The boys were playing with a gun when it went off.
Channel 3 News has decided not to disclose their names, but we did obtain a recording of the 911 call.
On the phone with 911, a young male caller yells, “Oh my god! He shot him with a pistol. … They were messing with the guns downstairs.”
The 911 dispatcher asks, “So it was an accident?”
The caller responds, “Yea, it was a total accident.”
While authorities investigate how the boy and his 15-year-old cousin got access to the semi-automatic weapon, Stanton Middle School is coping with their loss. Principal Anthony Horton said it’s been a very solemn day.
“A lot of our students wrote cards for the family, poems, pictures and stuff like that,” Horton said. “He was a well-liked young man.”
That boy had his whole life ahead of him and his death could have been prevented with proper supervision.