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ETX teenager dies after accidental shooting to head

ETX teenager dies after accidental shooting to head

POSTED: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 - 6:31pm

UPDATED: Friday, March 14, 2014 - 11:19am

An East Texas teenager is dead after being accidently shot in the head Wednesday afternoon.

According to the Rains County Sheriff's Office, they were called to the shooting around 12:30 p.m. The incident took place at a home on County Road 2130.

Officials tell KETK the shooting happened in a bedroom at the home while the father was in the kitchen. A 13-year-old boy was shot in the head after a 15-year-old boy pulled the trigger of a 12-gauge shotgun, not realizing it was loaded.

Both teens are students at Rains Junior High School.

The name of the 13-year-old boy has not been released and will not be until next of kin is notified.

Although the incident appears to have been an accident, authorities are investigating it thoroughly.



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I know the 15 year old, I have boys the same ages that run around with him. This is a rural area where hunting is a common activity. These boys get up before sunrise on the weekends to hunt. This is truly an accident. The boys KNOW guns, they KNOW gun safety. This isnt a case of kids playing a dads firearm. Sometimes tragic things happen and only GOD knows why. Pray for these familys, the community, the sheer grief of it all. Don't make this a political thing.......

DCF & police should investigate this family & send the father to jail if necessary.
Irresponsible gun owners are the cause of these tragedies.
It is a known fact some parents are bad parents & shouldn't be parents - mainly because they didn't want to be parents in the first place.
Same is true with some gun owners.
They're not as good as they claim to be and shouldn't have them.
This child's death is not an accident when a loaded shotgun is concerned.
The father needs to do some jail time.

Please don't make this tragedy about gun rights. The argument could be made that more children die in swimming pools or on bicycles. Give this family and community the time they need to try to put their lives back together.

It's not the 'killing machines'. Cars kill 50,000 a year on the highway. Are cars 'killing machines'?

Nearly 250,000 children are injured every year in car accidents. Approximately 2,000 die.

180 children, 11 years of age or younger, who were killed by a firearm in 2010, according to the most recent report on violent deaths from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The problem is UNSUPERVISED chidren with access to LOADED guns. There are laws against it already.

And ANOTHER CHILD dies! So sad! How many more before people wake up and realize your right to have those 'killing machines' is not worth the price of your child's life!!!

guilbeaus... the machines, as you put it, aren't the problem, the problem is not making sure that our children are taught the basic fundamentals of gun control and the use of firearms. I was taught as a youngster about the rights and wrongs of weapons, hell, I even fought in battles involving weapons, and never once did that "killing machine" jump up and kill someone on their own... this was a horrible and senseless act of tragedy that does not need any BS about gun control.

Well said. A lot of people try to hide their guns instead of teaching and showing kids what a gun will really do to anything that is shot with it, it dies. Teach your kids about guns because you sure as heck can not hide them anywhere that a kid can not find them. I knew where every gun was in the house when I was a kid and they were all loaded, but I was taught and shown at an early age just what a gun did to a living thing rabbits, squirrels, deer, etc I had my play guns and my dad had his

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