Tragedy in Florida, a 9-year-old boy shoots and kills a 6-year-old


By John

New tragedy linked to the use of firearms in the USA: in Jacksonville, Florida, a six-year-old boy was killed by an accidental gunshot fired by another 9-year-old boy. It’s not yet clear where the gun was, but the two youngsters were in a house on Shady Pine Street South with an adult at the time of the incident, law enforcement officials said. The victim was rushed to a local hospital, but she died soon after. The relationship between the two children is unclear. Meanwhile, the adult present in the house has been questioned by the police, who have not specified whether charges will be presented. Leaving a gun unprotected where a child can find it is a second-degree felony in Florida. There have been at least 240 unintentional shootings by children in the United States so far this year, leaving 88 dead and 160 injured, according to data analyzed by advocacy group Everytown for Gun Safety.