Cops & Robbers is Dangerous
A visit to his grandfather’s house turned into a possible life-threatening situation for a 6-year-old Sunday morning in the Morgan Park neighborhood.
Marshown Means was allegedly playing “cops and robbers” when his 13-year-old uncle accidentally shot him in his chest in the home in the 1700 block of West Steuben, according to an adult uncle, Jerome Triplett.
The shooting happened about 9:55 a.m., said police, who would not provide details of the shooting.
The two boys were playing when they found a gun owned by the grandfather and it went off, said Triplett who was told about the shooting by the victim’s mother.
- unsupervised kids
- find an unsecured loaded weapon
- it goes off?
Hopefully, the child suffers no long term ill effects, but there are lessons here to be learned by all participants, not the least of which is the obvious anti-gun bias of the writer.
Labels: gun issues