Discussion in 'Crimes-Spotlight on Children' started by wfgodot, Feb 1, 2015.
New Mexico toddler shoots pregnant mother, father, police say (Fox)
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3-year-old shoots parents in NE Albuquerque motel
By Ryan Boetel / Journal Staff Writer
UPDATED: Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 8:00 pm
PUBLISHED: Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 3:05 pm
"The 3-year-old boy fired one shot, which struck his father in the right buttock. The bullet went out of his hip and then hit the woman, who is eight months pregnant, in the arm, said Albuquerque Police Department officer Simon Drobik, a spokesman.
The family, which also includes a 2-year-old girl, was living in the room at Americas Best Value Inn near Menaul and University where the shooting occurred, Drobik said. The man and woman each confirmed the story, but the two children wont be interviewed until a later date because of their age. A 9mm handgun was found inside the motel room."
I read so much more into this story & it is maddening on many levels. Two adults in the room & a kid goes into the purse for the device? The purse that also contains a loaded pistol & is within reach of small children. Toddler shoots mom & dad, there is a 2 year-old sister, mom's almost due with another child & they are living in a hotel. Gun, Ipad, ordering pizza. Girlfriend. Boyfriend. Government housing voucher? Food stamps? Temporarily down on their luck or is this a lifestyle? <modsnip> Parenting classes. And, able-bodied people working.
Rich or poor, people need to keep guns away from children !!!
Fortunately, my folks didn't keep handguns in the house. But if I had gone into my mother's purse--even when I was three--I would have needed a handgun to survive!
How does a kid mistake a gun for an ipod anyway? Parents are lucky this wasn't worse.
I wasn't there, but I assume the baby reached in for the iPad, found the gun instead and took it out to look at it. Curiousity, the cat, and all that.
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