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    MI - Jamel Witcher, 4, shot dead by 4yo cousin, Detroit, 16 Jan 2014

    4-year-old shot, killed by 4-year-old cousin on Detroit's west side

    Detroit police: Kids found gun at home on Tuxedo Street


    Author: Dave Bartkowiak Jr. , Online News Editor, dbartkowiak@wdiv.com

    Published On: Jan 16 2014 05:15:39 PM EST Updated On: Jan 16 2014 05:37:39 PM EST

    DETROIT -
    A 4-year-old boy was shot and killed Thursday by his 4-year-old girl cousin on Detroit's west side...

    http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/4...z/-/index.html

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    why do I just find myself sighing when I read stories like these? so frustrating when this happens. No much info at this point. Sounds "innocent" enough. And we can discuss until we are blue in the face about securing weapons, etc. This is just so so sad. What else can you even say?... this poor family.
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    Just imagine when the girl gets old enough to comprehend what she had done ...

    Very sad for the families.

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    I hope that whoever owned the gun is held accountable for this incident in which the young children weren't properly supervised.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BetteDavisEyes View Post
    I hope that whoever owned the gun is held accountable for this incident in which the young children weren't properly supervised.
    BDE, your article states the children were playing with guns (plural). Do you know if that is true or a misprint. If so, the adult should be charged for each gun the children found, lack of supervision, neglect, anything else they can think of.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Reader View Post
    BDE, your article states the children were playing with guns (plural). Do you know if that is true or a misprint. If so, the adult should be charged for each gun the children found, lack of supervision, neglect, anything else they can think of.
    wow, the article was updated since it was posted. It was just the first 2 sentences originally. More info makes me more mad, not more sad.
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    January 16, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    4-year-old fatally shoots 4-year-old cousin in home, Detroit police say
    George Hunter /The Detroit News

    Detroit— A 4-year-old girl fatally shot her 4-year-old cousin with a long gun Thursday while the two watched television in the bedroom of a west-side home, police said.

    The incident, in which the female child shot her male cousin, happened at 4:50 p.m. in a home in the 7100 block of Tuxedo Street, Detroit Police Sgt. Michael Woody said...

    From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/2...#ixzz2qbwSlZP3

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reader View Post
    BDE, your article states the children were playing with guns (plural). Do you know if that is true or a misprint. If so, the adult should be charged for each gun the children found, lack of supervision, neglect, anything else they can think of.
    The Detroit News article that I posted above mentions only a long gun.

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    So the gun was just lying around, loaded, and no adult near by? Un-be-LIEV-able!!!


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    I believe in the right to own guns. I also believe in the responsibility not to be an irresponsible moron and EVER leave guns unsecured such that children can get to them. WTF, this makes me furious!

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    I feel like we have the same conversation every other week. If people are going to own guns, they HAVE to keep them locked away and UNloaded. Sadly, this happens far too often for something that is COMPLETELY avoidable.
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    4-year-old boy shot, killed while playing with gun at Detroit home

    Police say 3 kids were playing with long gun at home on Tuxedo Street


    Author: Will Jones, Local 4 Reporter, wjones@wdiv.com

    Published On: Jan 16 2014 10:48:43 PM EST Updated On: Jan 16 2014 10:50:41 PM EST

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    4yo shot by 4yo Detroit It was a heartbreaking scene for Detroit police officers Thursday night on Tuxedo Street on the city's west side.

    Police say this latest shooting death could have been prevented. Three cousins, all under the age of 5, were playing alone in a back bedroom with what police describe as a long gun.

    It ended with a 4-year-old boy shot in the chest by his 4-year-old girl cousin...

    http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/4...z/-/index.html

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    January 16, 2014 at 1:00 am

    4-year-old fatally shoots 4-year-old cousin in home, Detroit police say

    Tony Briscoe and George Hunter /The Detroit News

    Detroit— An afternoon of children watching television in a west-side home turned deadly Thursday when a 4-year-old fatally shot her 4-year-old cousin, leaving a family grieving and a neighborhood stunned.

    “You hear about this type of thing happening, but when it actually happens on your block, it’s like, wow,” said Dennis Queensbury, who watched police officers on the scene in the 7100 block of Tuxedo late Thursday.

    Police said one of the three children, all younger than 5, watching TV together in a bedroom found the rifle and began playing with it about 4:50 p.m. The children’s grandfather was at home when the rifle discharged and killed a 4-year-old boy.

    “One of the 4-year-olds found a long gun, pulled it out, and shot her cousin,” said Detroit police Sgt. Michael Woody said...

    From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/2...#ixzz2qfUWhTAM

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    Two arrests

    Detroit police: 2 arrested in connection with shooting involving 4-year-old

    4-year-old girl accidentally shoots 4-year-old cousin with rifle found under bed


    Author: Halston Herrera, Senior News Editor for ClickOnDetroit.com, hherrera@wdiv.com

    Published On: Jan 17 2014 12:22:04 PM EST

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    Two people have been arrested in connection with a shooting incident where a 4-year-old girl accidentally shot her 4-year-old cousin to death with a loaded rifle that she found under a bed in a Detroit home.

    The two, a man and a woman who were living in the home, are being held pending charges of felon in possession of a firearm...

    http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/d...z/-/index.html


    January 17, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    2 people connected to fatally shot Detroit boy, 4, arrested

    George Hunter and Tony Briscoe

    Detroit— Two people connected to the accidental shooting death of a 4-year-old boy were arrested Friday, police said.

    The boy was pronounced dead at Henry Ford Hospital Thursday after being shot by his 4-year-old female cousin while they watched television in the bedroom of a west-side home on Tuxedo Street.

    On Friday, police said they arrested a man and woman connected with the case but declined to identify their relationship to the children involved.

    “A female has been arrested on a felony warrant unrelated to the case,” Detroit Police Sgt. Michael Woody said. “A male was arrested and charged with being a felon in possession (of a firearm).” ...

    From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/2...#ixzz2qgIKd4AB

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