Four-Year-Old Shot And Killed By His Own Sibling! How Terrible!

Fri, May 6, 2011 6:30pm EST by 7 Comments

The unsupervised pair were playing with the bolt-action rifle at their home in Victoria County, Texas when it went off, hitting the younger sibling in the stomach.

Amazingly the children’s parents were AT HOME when the accident happened on May 4. Are they to blame?After hearing the gunshot, the parents called 911 and then drove the wounded four-year-old to meet paramedics — but he tragically died at Victoria’s Citizens Medical Center just 30 minutes after the alarm was raised.

The Sheriff’s Office has closed ranks, refusing to release the name of the family and even the gender of the older sibling — but they’ve vowed to investigate how the children were allowed access to weapons and why they were left unsupervised.

This tragic accident is sure to fuel the ongoing debate about gun laws in the US.

Share your thoughts with us HollyMoms. Should the parents be prosecuted?

– Ian Garland

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Ann

Posted at 5:01 PM on May 7, 2011  

you need guns to protect yourselves?? from who ? Americans are pro violence and stupid, no wonder the whole world hates you.

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sl

Posted at 5:17 PM on May 8, 2011  

You have a really negative attitude.

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Ann

Posted at 9:56 AM on May 9, 2011  

ya because children shooting each other is a positive thing, GIVE ME A BREAK!!!

 
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Rosa

Posted at 4:17 AM on May 7, 2011  

This makes me SICK. Gun laws in the states are just ridiculous. I feel like saying: It’s all your own fault”. Because in some way it is. Why do you have to have weapons at home???? WHY??? Noone (Or only very few people) needs weapons at home in Germany or other countries!

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LIZ

Posted at 11:12 AM on May 7, 2011  

Why do we need guns at home? So I can protect my family that is why! The fault here ls with the parents.

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Alli

Posted at 3:42 PM on May 7, 2011  

unless you’re in the middle of a gang-riddled city, there is no need for you to have a gun to protect your family. use a baseball bat or kitchen knife like everyone else. guns are unnecessary in society and should be illegal to have in most cases.

 
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jess

Posted at 4:04 PM on May 7, 2011  

we keep guns to protect our self too ,, never know and yes !! it is the parent’s fault , my kids 5,7,10 know that they must NOT play with daddy & mommy’s guy we go hunting every yr and play skeet , at a young age we teach our kids about the guns … PLUS PLUS we NEVER keep it loaded that IS THE FIRST THING U NEVER DO

 
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