Tue Feb 5, 2013, 03:32 PM
appleannie1 (3,565 posts)
3-year-old S.C. boy killed after mistaking pink handgun for toy
A 3-year-old boy in Greenville, South Carolina was shot in the head and killed on Friday after he started playing with a pink handgun because he thought it was a toy.
Police responding to the shooting at Haywood Plantation Apartments said that Tmorej Smith was found with a gunshot wound to the head, according to The Associated Press.
Investigators determined that Tmorej and his 7-year-old sister had been playing with a pink handgun when the incident occurred.
Deputy Coroner Jeff Fowler ruled the shooting an accidental homicide.
Fowler said that the shooting happened in a bedroom, while the boy’s grandparents were in the living room. The parents were not at home at the time.
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Leaving guns where children can reach them is a recipe for disaster.
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Tue Feb 5, 2013, 03:47 PM
Arctic Dave (13,812 posts)
2. I wonder if the mom thinks her prety little "fashion accessory" was more important then her child.
I' mean, what child wouldn't think a pink gun was a toy.
But then if a child brought a pink toy gun to school and was suspened for it then certain people would think that was an over reaction.