A 10-year-old boy lost his life after shooting himself with a firearm that he found and tampered with in his mother’s vehicle. This happened in the city of Houston, Texas, United States. According to authorities, the minor and an 11-year-old cousin found the weapon when the deceased’s mother asked him to look for something in the car.
When they found the gun, the infants started playing and accidentally detonated the gun; Although the boy was taken to a local hospital, the injuries he sustained were so severe that he lost his life. The police are investigating which minor was manipulating the weapon at the time of the shooting, but still it is not clear whose weapon it was, as the owner could face charges for irresponsible handling of rifles.
These cases are very common
On August 11, a woman, identified as 21-year-old Shamaya Lynn, he lost his life after being shot on the head during a work video call by Zoom. It was her own baby who mistakenly pulled the trigger.
The Altamonte Springs Police Department explained that the minor found “a loaded pistol that an adult left unsecured in the apartment.” The gun belonged to the baby’s father. Meanwhile, the Seminole County Prosecutor’s Office is studying the case to see if the owner of the gun will face criminal charges. for mishandling the weapon.
Arms regulation in the US
According to the non-profit organization Gun Violence Archive, a mass shooting is one in which four or more people are shot in the same place, excluding the shooter. By this metric, there have been 282 mass shootings since early 2021. Events involving the crime or murder of a single person are so frequent that it is difficult to keep the numbers up to date, for this reason, there are many groups in the US that They ask to regulate the sale of weapons.
According to official figures, the United States is the only place in the world where there are more weapons in the possession of individuals than people in the country. There are 400 million weapons in the hands of civilians, in a nation that has a population of 330 million people.
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