The first six months of 2019

In the first six months of 2019, there were at least 130 incidents where a child under the age of 18 gained access to a loaded, unsecured firearm and pulled the trigger. In a number of cases, more than one person was injured or killed in a single incident.

By the numbers:

46 children were killed
83 children were injured
1 adult was killed
4 adult were injured

59 children shot themselves
31 children shot a friend
17 children shot a sibling
2 children shot their mothers
9 children shot a family member who was not a parent
9 shot a person whose identity was not reported

18 shooters were toddlers (ages 1-3)
18 shooters were preschoolers (ages 4-6)
11 shooters were elementary age (ages 7-9)
20 shooters were tweens (ages 10-12)
16 shooters were young teens (ages 13-15)
29 shooters were older teens (ages 16-17)
18 shooters ages were not reported

7 shooters were two-year-olds
11 shooters were three-year-olds
11 shooters were four-year-olds

The two youngest victims were 1-year-olds.

States with the most incidents:

15 Tennessee
14 Texas
8 Ohio
7 Georgia
7 Louisiana
6 Florida
6 Kentucky
6 Mississippi
6 North Carolina

Unintentional Shootings involving Children and Negligently-stored Firearms
January 1, 2019 – June 30, 2019

6/30/19 Owens Cross Roads, Alabama – Child injured
A teen unintentionally shot himself in the leg at home. No other information was made available. No charges have been filed.
https://whnt.com/2019/06/30/accidental-shooting-reported-in-owens-cross-roads/

6/27/19 Fort Worth, Texas – Multiple children injured
Three children were in a home when one of them, a 7-year-old boy, found a shotgun in a laundry basket. An older child, a 10-year-old girl, tried to take the gun away from him. As she tried to take it away, it fired, striking the 7-year-old and his 5-year-old sister. The 7-year-old was shot in the chest and the 5-year-old was shot in the arm.  The 7-year-old’s injuries were serious. Police were considering charges.
https://www.dallasnews.com/news/fort-worth/2019/06/27/child-accidentally-shoots-2-others-after-finding-shotgun-fort-worth-home-police-say

6/25/19 Danville, Kentucky – Child injured
A 2-year-old shot himself in the foot with a .22 caliber revolver while under the care of his grandfather. He was flown to the hospital but is expected to survive. No charges have been filed.
https://www.wkyt.com/content/news/Toddler-accidentally-shoots-self-in-Boyle-County-511824241.html

6/24/19 San Bernardino, California – Child killed
12-year-old twins found an unsecured gun in the master bedroom of their home. As they were handling it, it fired and one of the twins was struck. He did not survive. The boys’ mother was arrested on suspicion of child endangerment.
https://www.sbsun.com/2019/06/25/12-year-old-accidentally-shoots-brother-to-death-in-san-bernardino-mom-arrested/

6/24/19 Houston, Texas – Child injured
A 2-year-old boy shot himself in leg and hand after finding an unsecured gun at his aunt’s home while he was climbing on a sofa. He was rushed to the hospital and is expected to survive. The boy’s mother was present at the time. No charges have been filed.
https://www.click2houston.com/news/boy-shoots-self-in-leg-at-aunt-s-se-houston-home-hpd-says

6/24/19 Memphis, Tennessee – Child killed
A 4-year-old little boy was shot by his 3-year-old brother while the two were playing with a loaded handgun they found in a drawer. The children’s father and the owner of the gun has been charged with reckless homicide.
https://www.wmcactionnews5.com/2019/06/25/man-arrested-after-toddler-shot-killed-by-year-old-brother/

6/23/19 Mississippi, Jackson – Child killed
An 11-year-old unintentionally shot herself in the face with an unsecured gun she found in her home. Her parent found her after hearing the gun fire. No charges have been filed.
https://www.wjtv.com/news/local-news/11-year-old-girl-dead-after-firearm-discharges-in-face-update/

6/22/19 Richmond, Virginia – Child injured
A 16-year-old was injured when he unintentionally shot himself. He was taken to the hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound and is expected to be OK. 
No additional details were released.
https://www.nbc12.com/2019/06/22/police-year-old-shoots-himself-with-gun/

6/21/19 Katy, Texas – Child killed
A 3-year-old who was thought to be asleep gained access to a loaded gun stored on top of a dresser and shot himself in the head with it. He was rushed to the hospital and died two days later. No charges have been filed.
https://abc13.com/3-year-old-boy-dies-days-after-accidentally-shooting-himself/5360732/

6/20/19 Greenville, South Carolina – Child killed
A 2-year-old found a loaded gun in his home and shot himself with it. He did not survive. No word on charges or why a gun was stored in a place accessible to a toddler.
https://www.wyff4.com/article/2-year-old-dies-after-accidentally-shooting-himself-at-greenville-county-home-deputies-say/28121496

6/19/19 South Bend, Indiana – Child killed
A 17-year-old was at a 16-year-old friend’s house. The two were handling a gun when it discharged, killing the older teen. The 16-year-old was arrested on a preliminary suspicion of reckless homicide. It is not clear who the gun belonged to.
https://www.southbendtribune.com/news/publicsafety/year-old-boy-arrested-in-connection-with-shooting-that-killed/article_c4afe0ad-9820-58a8-b856-bdf5fcd7b740.html

6/18/19 Birmingham, Alabama – Multiple children injured
A 12-year-old girl was playing with a loaded gun when it discharged, injuring a 13-year-old boy and a 14-year-old boy. the 12-year-old girl was arrested. It was not clear how she had access to a firearm.
https://www.cbs42.com/top-stories/girl-12-in-custody-after-2-teen-boys-shot-1-critical/

6/18/19 Milwaukee, Wisconsin – Child killed
While his mother was sleeping, a 5-year-old gained access to a loaded gun and shot himself in the head with it. He did not survive. The gun belonged to a man living at the mother’s house. He has been charged with neglecting a child.
https://fox6now.com/2019/06/23/life-never-got-a-chance-to-start-3-children-age-5-killed-in-separate-incidents-in-6-days-in-se-wi/

6/15/19 Norfolk, Virginia – Child injured
A 13-year-old boy was unintentionally shot by a 13-year-old friend as the two were playing with a loaded gun. The boy who pulled the trigger has been charged. It is not clear who the gun belonged to or how the boys had access to it. https://www.13newsnow.com/article/news/local/mycity/norfolk/norfolk-detectives-13-year-old-changed-after-playing-with-loaded-gun-injuring-friend/291-66a7dd19-91db-4ec9-866f-1d971ff24bd8

6/14/19 West Chester, Ohio – Child injured
A 15-year-old shot herself in the upper torso while she was “playing around” with a handgun. There were no charges filed.
https://www.daytondailynews.com/news/police-west-chester-teen-accidentally-shot-herself-with-handgun-upper-torso/Dxd9G0GzDmdMaqs9HtfaUK/

6/12/19 Columbus, Ohio – Child injured
A 14-year-old boy was handling a gun in what was described as “an unsafe manner” when the gun fired, striking the teen in the head. He was taken to the hospital in critical but stable condition. No word on how the boy had access to the gun. No charges have been filed.
https://www.10tv.com/article/14-year-old-boy-critical-condition-after-accidental-shooting-northeast-columbus-2019-jul

6/12/19 Clay, Georgia – Child killed
A 5-year-old shot a 2-year-old sibling in the head while playing with a gun, killing him. The children’s uncle has been charged with reckless conduct and theft.
https://www.valdostadailytimes.com/news/state_news/officials–year-old-shoots-toddler-in-head-uncle-charged/article_764f43f1-fc0f-5ad7-97ad-0eddaf231fe9.html

6/11/19 Neenah, Wisconsin – Child injured
A teen boy unintentionally shot himself. His injuries were not considered life-threatening. No other information was provided.
https://www.postcrescent.com/story/news/crime/2019/06/11/neenah-police-juvenile-accidentally-shoots-self-near-stanley-court/1427499001/

6/11/19 McKenzie, Tennessee – Child injured
A juvenile was injured in what police describe as an accidental shooting. No other detail was provided. https://www.wbbjtv.com/2019/06/11/accidental-shooting-injures-juvenile/

6/11/19 Rocky Hill, Kentucky – Child killed
A 15-year-old child was fatally shot in what investigators called a “tragic accident.” There were two other juveniles present at the time of the shooting. Police have not released what role, if any, the other two juveniles played in the shooting. It is not clear who the gun belonged to or why the teens had access to it. No charges have been filed.
http://www.k105.com/2019/06/14/2-other-juveniles-present-when-15-year-old-edmonson-co-boy-was-killed-in-accidental-shooting/

6/10/19 Horn Lake< Mississippi – One child injured and one child killed
A 12-year-old boy was playing with a gun when it fired. The bullet went through the boy’s hand and struck a 12-year-old girl in the chest, killing her. It is unclear how the boy had access to the gun or who it belonged to. No charges are expected.
https://www.wmcactionnews5.com/2019/06/11/year-old-girl-accidentally-shot-killed-horn-lake/

6/10/19 Roanoke, Virginia – Child injured
A 3-year-old boy found an unsecured gun in his home and shot himself with it. He was hospitalized with serious injuries. No arrests have been made.
https://www.wdbj7.com/content/news/Child-hospitalized-with-gunshot-wound-in-Roanoke-511185642.html

6/10/19 Charleston, South Carolina – Child killed
A 12-year-old unintentionally shot a 6-year-old girl in the chest. There were four unattended children in the home at the time of the shooting. It is not clear how the children gained access to the gun or who the weapon belonged to.
https://www.wistv.com/2019/06/11/year-old-boy-named-suspect-accidental-shooting-death-year-old-girl-report-says/

6/9/19 Montpelier, Idaho – Child killed
A 17-year-old unintentionally shot a 10-year-old girl inside a camping trailer. A .22 caliber rifle was found at the scene. The 17-year-old was charged with felony involuntary manslaughter.
https://www.idahostatejournal.com/news/local/boy-charged-with-felony-involuntary-manslaughter-in-shooting-death-of/article_7838f69d-3e99-53c5-9faa-3330b3cefe39.html

6/6/19 Yukon, Oklahoma – Child injured
A 3-year-old found his mother’s gun at home.  When his 9-year-old brother tried to take the gun away from him, the gun fired and struck the younger child. He underwent surgery but is expected to recover. No charges have been filed.
https://www.news9.com/story/40607710/ocpd-toddler-injured-in-accidental-shooting

6/5/19 Tulsa, Oklahoma – Child injured
Two brothers were walking when a sawed-off shotgun fell out of one of their backpacks, striking the other one. Police did not provide the names or ages of the brothers and did not say if anyone would be arrested for the shooting.
https://okcfox.com/news/local/tulsa-police-say-juvenile-shot-in-buttock-by-brothers-shotgun

5/30/19 Sumter,  South Carolina – Adult killed
A 17-year-old shot and killed a 19-year-old friend. The victim sustained a gunshot wound to the abdomen. Based on information gathered, detectives have determined the shooting was unintentional. The 17-year-old was charged with involuntary manslaughter and unlawful possession of a firearm by a minor.
https://www.wistv.com/2019/06/01/year-old-charged-fatal-shooting-s-lafayette-dr/

5/30/19 Pearl, Mississippi – Child killed
A 16-year-old boy was unintentionally and fatally shot by a friend who was staying at his home. The two had been firing a gun outside the home. It is not clear why the two teens had access to the gun.
https://www.wlbt.com/2019/05/30/year-old-shot-killed-pearl-neighborhood/

5/30/19 Memphis, Tennessee – Child injured
A 9-year-old child was handling a gun when it discharged, grazing his finger. No word on how he had access to a loaded gun. No charges have been filed.
https://www.fox13memphis.com/top-stories/child-accidentally-shoots-himself-at-home-ruled-non-critical/953800054

5/29/19 Des Moines, Iowa – Child injured
A 4-year-old found an unsecured, loaded gun in his family’s car and began playing with it. The gun fired, striking the child in the shoulder. The child’s mother was charged with making a firearm available to a minor and received a ticket for the misdemeanor.
https://www.kcrg.com/content/news/Mother-of-Des-Moines-boy-who-accidentally-shot-himself-ticketed-in-case-511853111.html

5/28/19 Laurel, Mississippi – Child killed
A 17-year-old was shot in the chest by another teen who was attempting to unload a gun. He did not survive his injuries. It is unclear why the teen had access to a firearm.
https://www.leader-call.com/news/accidental-shooting-claims–year-old/article_db342308-8248-11e9-9431-ffa3b6951d7c.html

5/28/19 St. Louis, Missouri – Child injured
While his father was drinking with friends, a 7-year-old boy picked up one of many guns scattered around the basement and shot himself in the face with it. The father was charged with first-degree endangering the welfare of a child.
https://www.kmov.com/news/father-charged-after–year-old-accidentally-shot-himself-in/article_368e9866-81b6-11e9-afcd-27a83e2cfe1e.html

5/28/19 Knoxville, Tennessee – Child injured
Two juveniles were playing with a gun when it discharged, striking one of the children. The victim was taken to the hospital and seriously hurt, but police do not believe the wounds are life-threatening.
https://www.wbir.com/article/news/local/kpd-child-seriously-hurt-after-he-was-shot-while-playing-with-a-gun/51-43add60a-4065-48d8-a4b1-82f2d48a5865

5/27/19 Detroit, Michigan – Child injured
A 15-year-old boy and a friend were playing with a gun when it discharged. A bullet went through the 15-year-old boy’s calf. He was last reported to be in stable condition. No word on how the boys had access to the gun or whether or not charges will be filed.
https://www.wxyz.com/news/15-year-old-shot-on-detroits-east-side

5/26/19 Tucson, Arizona – Child killed
A 17-year-old was showing his 17-year-old friend a loaded firearm when it discharged. The shooting victim did not survive and the other 17-year-old was arrested. A parent was home at the time but is not being charged. No word on why an unsecured gun was accessible to the teens.
https://www.kold.com/2019/05/27/tpd-suspect-custody-after-shooting-tucsons-southeast-side/

5/26/19 Lake Brownwood, Texas – Child injured
A 3-year-old shot himself in the head with his father’s 9mm handgun. The father, who is a police officer, thought the boy was taking a nap. Police are investigating. It is not clear whether charges are being considered.
https://www.brownwoodtx.com/news/20190606/texas-rangers-investigating-accidental-shooting-that-wounded-brownwood-police-officers-son?fbclid=IwAR1tD–WQw18RHZFU0wiZMRCtMsGQ4XXbrq-PS5NfZFu5YynH-2HUWWAvBQ

5/25/19 Baton Rouge, Louisiana – Child killed
An 11-year-old boy and his 9-year-old brother were playing with a loaded gun when it discharged, killing the 9-year-old. The 11-year-old was arrested. No word on how two young kids had access to a loaded gun.
https://www.wafb.com/2019/05/26/year-old-arrested-after-year-old-boy-killed-shooting-2/

5/25/19 Memphis, Tennessee – Child killed
A 7-year-old boy gained access to a loaded gun and unintentionally shot his 9-year-old brother. He was transported to the hospital where he later died. Police are investigating how two kids under the age of 11 had access to a loaded firearm.
https://wreg.com/2019/05/25/juvenile-critically-injured-in-parkway-village-shooting/

5/22/19 London, Kentucky – Child injured
A 14-year-old was unintentionally shot in the stomach and chest by another 14-year-old with a shotgun. The gun belonged to the family of the boy who fired the gun. The boy who was shot was seriously injured and faces a long road to recovery.
https://www.wymt.com/content/news/Teen-injured-in-shooting-510294801.html

5/21/19 Phillipsburg, Kansas – Child injured
A 12-year-old who was home alone unintentionally shot himself. He suffered critical injuries. It was unclear how the child had access to a loaded firearm. No charges have been filed.
http://www.kake.com/story/40512037/12-year-old-kansas-boy-critically-hurt-in-accidental-shooting

5/21/19 Mantee, Mississippi – Child injured
Two children were playing with a gun at their grandfather’s home when it discharged. A child under the age of 10 was struck in the chest. He was last listed in stable condition. The children’s grandfather was the acting county sheriff. No charges were filed.
https://www.wtva.com/content/news/Child-airlifted-after-accidental-shooting-in-Webster-County–510216151.html?fbclid=IwAR0hKJfasL5i1opS0iQQpKFTG3wtbtbKBdFy8bYxn5BGgT3V8Lkd5w7zBcY

5/19/19 Baton Rouge, Louisiana – Child injured
A 7-year-old shot himself in the leg with an unsecured gun. His injuries were not life threatening. It was not clear how the child gain access to the gun or whether or not charges would be filed.
https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/crime_police/article_854b3502-7a7e-11e9-93d7-2f4527f021ab.html

5/17/19 Kansas City, Missouri – Child killed
A 3-year-old gained access to a loaded and unsecured firearm and shot himself with it. Two adults and another child were in the home at the time of the shooting. No charges were filed.
https://www.kshb.com/news/local-news/3-year-old-in-south-kansas-city-dies-from-accidental-gunshot-wound

5/17/19 Little Rock, Arkansas – Child killed
A 4-year-old shot himself in the head with an unsecured gun in his home. He did not survive. A 27-year-old friend of the boy’s mother was charged with manslaughter, second-degree endangering the welfare of a minor, and tampering with physical evidence.
https://katv.com/news/local/man-arrested-after-child-dies-from-self-inflicted-gunshot-wound

5/16/19 Albany, Georgia – Child injured
A 4-year-old and 6-year-old were playing and found a gun and were bringing it to an adult when it discharged, striking the 4-year-old in the shoulder. No charges have been filed.
https://www.walb.com/2019/05/17/year-old-shot-albany-police-investigating/

5/14/19 Millington, Tennessee – Adult injured
An 8-year-old shot his mother with a gun he found inside a vintage vehicle on display at a college baseball game. The owner of the vehicle and gun was charged with recklessness endangerment. The mother was last listed in critical condition.
https://www.commercialappeal.com/story/news/2019/05/14/accidental-shooting-usa-stadium-millington-tigers-baseball/3673887002/

5/12/19 Lincolnton, North Carolina – Child injured
A 1-year-old child was shot in the head by his 3-year-old sibling while the children’s father was outside smoking a cigarette. The injury was only a graze and the child was expected to make a full recovery. The father was charged with storing a firearm in a manner accessible to a minor.
https://www.wistv.com/2019/05/12/lincoln-county-detectives-investigating-accidental-shooting-involving-children/

5/12/19 Toledo, Ohio – Child killed
On Mother’s Day, a  4-year-old gained access to his father’s loaded service firearm and shot himself in the head with it. He did not survive. The father, a highway patrol officer, was charged of negligent homicide and endangering children
https://www.toledoblade.com/local/courts/2019/05/30/state-trooper-indicted-negligent-homicide-toddler-shot-himself-gun/stories/20190530159

5/11/19 Lithonia, Georgia – Child injured
While unattended, a 7-year-old used an upturned basket to gain access to his grandmother’s pink and black handgun that was stored on top of a dresser. As he was handling it, it fired and struck his 3-year-old sibling. It was not clear whether or not charges would be filed.
https://www.11alive.com/article/news/crime/toddler-allegedly-shot-by-older-child-in-dekalb-county/85-dbf536be-875c-4959-a096-3575092ee028

5/11/19 Jackson, Tennessee – Child killed
A 3-year-old child found a loaded gun in his home and shot himself in the face with it.  It was the second time in the past month the child had found a gun in his home.  His mother and her roommate have been charged with negligent homicide.
https://www.wbbjtv.com/2019/05/14/2-charged-with-negligent-homicide-after-3-year-old-accidentally-shot/

5/6/19 Green Bay, Wisconsin – Child injured
A 2-year-old shot himself with an unsecured gun. The round traveled through the child’s knee and grazed his chest. No charges were filed.
https://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/news/2019/05/07/bellevue-child-suffers-non-life-threatening-injuries-after-accidental-shooting/1126626001/

5/2/19 Burlington, North Carolina – Child injured
A 12-year-old was shot and injured after a handgun her 17-year-old cousin was handling discharged. The 17-year-old was charged with possession of a handgun by a minor and discharging a firearm inside the city limits. Her mother was charged with simple possession of marijuana and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
https://www.wxii12.com/article/12-year-old-accidentally-shot-in-burlington-police-say/27351843

5/2/19 Lufkin, Texas Child killed
While at a friend’s home, a 2-year-old was unintentionally and fatally shot. It appears the child shot himself.
https://www.cbs19.tv/article/news/local/lufkin-police-identify-2-year-old-boy-killed-in-alleged-accidental-shooting/501-d70e8936-11ab-41f5-90b7-29a1ccc8a4df

4/29/19 Jackson, Tennessee – Child injured
A 17-year-old was unintentionally shot by a 16-year-old friend who was handling a gun. The victim was last listed in stable condition. It is not clear why the minors had access to the firearm. No arrests have been made.
https://www.wbbjtv.com/2019/05/01/monday-shooting-ruled-accidental/

4/27/19 Roswell, Georgia – Child injured
A 17-year-old boy unintentionally shot his brother at a Steak n’ Shake. The 17-year-old was showing his brother the gun when it fired. The injuries were not considered life-threatening. The 17-year-old was charged with unlawful possession of a pistol or revolver by a person under 18 and reckless conduct.
https://www.ajc.com/news/crime–law/year-old-charged-accused-accidentally-shooting-brother-inside-steak-shake/GkIhiNb98U7Vb3Dt0Y8GRP/

4/27/19 Chicago, Illinois – Child injured
A 15-year-old boy was handling a gun when it discharged, striking him in the thigh. His injury was not life threatening.  It was not clear how he had access to the gun. No charges have been filed.
https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-met-accidental-shooting-boy-15-south-side-20190427-story.html

4/25/19 Newport News, Virginia – Child injured
A 17-year-old unintentionally shot himself. His injuries were not life threatening. It is not clear how he had access to the gun. No charges have been filed.
https://www.13newsnow.com/article/news/crime/teen-accidentally-shot-in-newport-news-on-adams-drive/291-c6676196-4f1a-4bd3-beb0-1d49b3298f74

4/22/19 Braddock, Pennsylvania – Child injured
A 16-year-old boy was playing with a gun and unintentionally shot a 16-year-old girl in the face with it. Prior to being shot, the girl told the boy that she did not like guns and told him to put it away. The boy fled after the shooting and faces charges of aggravated assault, carrying a firearm without a license, possession of a firearm by a minor, simple assault and reckless endangerment.
https://www.pennlive.com/daily-buzz/2019/04/pa-boy-16-on-the-run-after-shooting-girl-in-face-while-playing-with-gun.html

4/20/19 Cleveland, Ohio – Child killed
A 10-year-old unintentionally shot and killed a 1-year-old in a Cleveland home. The victim’s mother was charged with endangerment and obstruction. It is not clear how the 10-year-old gained access to the gun or who the gun belongs to.
https://www.cleveland.com/metro/2019/04/aunt-charged-after-gun-used-in-deadly-accidental-shooting-of-1-year-old-cleveland-boy-disappears-police-say.html

4/19/19 Fallbrook, California – Child injured
A 12-year-old girl was shot and injured by her 12-year-old cousin as the two played in a motor home. The girl was struck in the collarbone and was last listed in stable condition. The gun was a semiautomatic 9mm handgun that belonged to the boy’s uncle, who is not the girl’s father.
https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/public-safety/story/2019-04-19/juvenile-reportedly-accidentally-shot-in-fallbrook

4/18/19 Jacksonville, Florida – Child injured
A 6-year-old in a house with unsupervised children found a gun and shot a 2-year-old in the foot.
https://www.news4jax.com/news/local/jacksonville/2-year-old-girl-shot-in-foot-at-home-on-east-44th-street

4/15/19 Griffin, Georgia – Child injured
Two kids home alone found a gun and the 8-year-old pulled the trigger, shooting a 7-year-old boy in the stomach.
https://www.ajc.com/news/crime–law/just-year-old-shot-year-old-after-finding-gun-while-home-alone-griffin/iCU4ftQwmeMUEAfwAHZ1WP/

4/14/19 St. Louis, Missouri – Child killed
Teens were playing with a gun in a Spanish Lake home when a 14-year-old unintentionally shot and killed himself.
https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/boy-died-after-he-accidentally-shot-himself-in-spanish-lake/article_8d4ec122-08c2-51ef-b6fb-5ecdadc236fe.html

4/14/19 Columbia, Kentucky – Child injured
A 5 year old found a handgun in a truck and pulled the trigger, shooting a 2 year old boy.
https://adairvoice.com/2-year-old-injured-from-gunshot-wound/

4/13/19 Yonkers, New York – Child killed
A 12-year-old, home alone with a younger neighbor, found a loaded handgun and pulled the trigger, hitting a window and then himself in the head.
https://pix11.com/2019/04/15/12-year-old-yonkers-boy-in-grave-condition-after-shooting-himself-in-head-with-illegal-gun-police/

4/10/19 Beloit, Wisconsin – Child injured
A 5-year-old boy shot himself in the hand in his home. https://www.beloitdailynews.com/news/20190410/beloit_minor_wounded_in_accidental_shooting

4/8/19 Chicago, Illinois – Child injured
A 7-year-old shot himself in the finger while playing with a gun in his home.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/galewood-self-inflicted-shooting-boy-6/

4/8/19 Dallas, Georgia – Child injured
A 4-year-old found a gun on the console of a vehicle and shot his 6-year-old sister in the head.  Their mother had exited the vehicle because it would’t start.
https://www.ajc.com/news/crime–law/breaking-child-accidentally-shot-paulding-county-home/4VwgHitCQvrZp2GH1eYeRM/

4/2/19 Miami, Florida – Child injured
An 8-year-old unintentionally shot his 6-year-old cousin. The victim’s mother attempted to treat the injury herself and was later arrested for neglect as was the child’s father.
https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article228839924.html

3/30/19 Concordia, Kansas – Child killed
A 14-year-old unintentionally shot himself in the abdomen while trapshooting and did not survive.
https://www.kansas.com/news/local/article228706774.html

3/29/19 Los Angeles, California – Child injured
A 6-year-old boy unintentionally shot himself in the hand while playing with a gun he found in his home. He was last reported to be in stable condition. The child’s father was taken into custody suspected of negligently storing a firearm.
https://abc7.com/6-year-old-boy-in-south-la-accidentally-shoots-himself-authorities-say/5225654/

3/27/19 Nebo, North Carolina – Child injured
A 16-year-old was sleeping over at a friend’s house. The 17-year-old friend was cleaning a handgun when it discharged, striking the younger teen in the leg. The 17-year-old’s father was charged with failure to store a firearm to protect a minor.
https://www.wyff4.com/article/father-charged-after-son-shoots-friend-during-sleepover-at-home-deputies-say/27126461

3/27/19 Dallas, Texas – Child injured
A 3-year-old child shot and injured his 4-year-old brother. Police are investigating how the 3-year-old was able to access the handgun and shoot his brother.
https://dfw.cbslocal.com/2019/03/27/child-shot-by-3-year-old-brother-south-oak-cliff/

3/24/19 Memphis, Tennessee – Child injured
A 4-year-old found a loaded gun under a bed, began playing with it, and shot himself. He suffered a graze wound. No word on whether or not charges will be filed.
https://wreg.com/2019/03/24/police-4-year-old-grazed-by-bullet-after-playing-with-gun/

3/23/19 Cleveland, Ohio – Child injured
A 4-year-old boy suffered gunshot wounds in both legs when he fired the pistol placed in the bed he and his father shared. The boy shot himself in the right leg, and the bullet lodged in his left leg. The father was charged with endangering children.
https://www.toledoblade.com/local/police-fire/2019/03/23/toledo-father-charged-after-son-finds-gun-shoots-self/stories/20190323135

3/22/19 Katy, Texas – Child injured
A 16-year-old was playing with a gun and unintentionally shot his 15-year-old cousin. She was hospitalized and is expected to survive. No word on how the teen gained access to the gun or whether charges will be filed.
https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-teen-shot-katy-texas-20190323-xwzcyivrnvdp5hrd27ycitrvuu-story.html?fbclid=IwAR32R56IdmighrFi8ufRcK99oleBU7-MZS70EC_qmsU0N8TGxg3DZfTENzw

3/18/19 Kearns, Utah – Child killed
A 16-year-old boy was killed when the shotgun he and his 17-year-old brother were playing with went off. A cousin of the teen said that the brothers didn’t know the gun was loaded at the time of the shooting.
https://www.ksl.com/article/46513161/police-kearns-teen-killed-after-shotgun-accidentally-goes-off

3/18/19 Spring, Texas – Child injured
A 16-year-old was accidentally shot and killed by his cousin while the teens were playing with a gun. Relatives say the teen is traumatized by the accidental shooting as he and the victim were inseparable. It’s not clear how they got the gun.
https://abc13.com/16-year-old-fatally-shot-while-playing-with-gun-at-spring-home/5204931/

3/16/19 Miami Gardens, Florida – Child killed
A 6-year-old found a gun in his home and fatally shot himself.
https://wsvn.com/news/local/6-year-old-fatally-shoots-self-with-unsecured-firearm-in-miami-gardens/

3/15/19 Dayton, Ohio – Child injured
Details are currently unclear – but a 12-year-old boy was unintentionally shot in his leg https://www.springfieldnewssun.com/news/local/crews-respond-accidental-shooting-clark-county/FAoFb49tyc8u5uxm0OwL8M/

3/13/19 Louisville, Kentucky – Child injured
A teenage girl grabbed a pillow not knowing a gun was underneath. It fired striking the girl in the head
https://www.whas11.com/article/news/local/14-year-old-girl-in-critical-condition-after-accidentally-shooting-herself/417-edca3621-c9be-46bd-a55b-eeff592e9c69

3/12/19 Louisville, Kentucky – Child injured
Siblings found a gun in their apartment and were playing with it when it fired, critically injuring a 7-year-old girl. https://www.wdrb.com/news/shively-police-investigating-after-young-girl-is-shot/article_caf47534-44f8-11e9-ae6f-473c060c7a37.html

3/11/19 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Child injured
Kids were hanging out when a 12-year-old unintentionally shot his 14-year-old friend in the face http://www.fox29.com/news/local-news/police-14-year-old-girl-shot-in-the-face-in-rhawnhurst-suspect-in-custody

3/9/19 Chicago, Illinois – Child killed
Teens were playing with a gun when it fired, killing a 13-year-old boy.
https://chicago.suntimes.com/news/boy-14-charged-in-accidental-shooting-death-of-13-year-old-boy-in-englewood/

3/9/19 Greenwood, Mississippi – Child killed
Friends were wrestling with gun when it fired, killing a 12-year-old.
https://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/2019/03/15/boy-12-shot-16-year-old-jail-greenwood-mississippi-mourns/3174851002/

3/7/19 Douglasville, Georgia – Child killed
Two teens were looking at a rifle when it fired, killing a 15-year-old boy.
https://www.11alive.com/article/news/local/teen-accidentally-shot-and-killed-while-friend-is-holding-rifle-identified/85-5acb6f66-4e1f-4121-a532-b1a4208613e9?fbclid=IwAR3eIDCHXpdxxpjBi9feCcYgGS2g8L81AohVBHCYIb0Stecun2WrFcvY4Ts

3/5/19 Lumberton, North Carolina – Child injured
A 17-year-old male unintentionally shot himself when a guy discharged.
https://wpde.com/news/local/police-investigating-shooting-in-lumberton-03-06-2019?fbclid=IwAR2u88bxaxgjSQCIknPWunFmxMOWdolvgQgW3S8CMDegnfFTBrCNqQPHY4Q

3/5/19 Atcheson, Kansas – Child injured
A 3-year-old picked up a gun in his home when it fired, shooting himself in the abdomen. http://www.atchisonglobenow.com/news/child-seriously-injured-in-atchison-shooting/article_76954e6a-168b-5bb9-9d65-424927f967bf.html

3/4/19 Akron, Ohio – Child injured
A 17-year-old was handing a gun to a 15-year-old when it fired, injuring a toddler.
https://www.ohio.com/news/20190305/two-akron-toddlers-shot-in-two-days

2/22/19 Little Rock, Arkansas – Child injured
A 2-year-old picked up a gun on the coffee table in his arm and shot himself in the arm.
https://www.thv11.com/article/news/crime/2-year-old-shot-in-arm-on-happy-pines-loop-in-pulaski-county/91-71a6dc8b-4ce7-4f87-b864-fee8001a8611

2/19/19 Shreveport, Louisiana – Child injured
Two teens were playing with a gun when it fired, shooting one in the stomach.
https://www.ktbs.com/news/crime/update-accidental-shooting-sends–year-old-to-the-hospital/article_807e7f50-34c1-11e9-932e-d7a91f6a2444.html

2/19/19 McAlester, Oklahoma – Child injured and adult injured
A 15-year-old was playing with the laser sight of a firearm when it fired, injuring himself in the leg and hand before traveling through a door, injuring an adult.
https://www.mcalesternews.com/news/local_news/no-charges-to-be-filed-in-mcalester-double-shooting/article_68f9bf3b-223a-5f93-9bc4-88ffb8738d23.html

2/18/19 Richmond, Indiana – Child killed
A 17-year-old was playing with the magazine of a gun when it fired, killing another 17 year old. https://www.whio.com/news/local/teen-charged-richmond-shooting-that-leaves-other-teen-dead/lZGM6aEpnlwKu5mHkkHLtK/

2/18/19 East Jackson, Tennessee – Child injured
A 16-year-old male was unintentionally shot a home by a juvenile.
https://www.wbbjtv.com/2019/02/19/16-year-old-critical-after-accidental-shooting-in-east-jackson/

2/18/19 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – Child injured
A 12-year-old boy unintentionally shot a 14-year-old girl in the face during a church group meeting at his home. https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2019/02/19/12-year-old-charged-in-shooting-that-wounded-teen-in-rhawnhurst-confirm-police/

2/17/19 Davenport, Iowa – Child killed
A 15-year-old died after unintentionally shooting themselves.
https://kwwl.com/news/iowa-news-from-the-associated-press/2019/02/20/davenport-police-say-teen-boy-died-after-accidental-shooting/

2/17/19 Fort Wort,  Indiana – Child injured and adult injured
A 4-year-old found a gun in his apartment and shot himself as well as his mother.
https://www.wane.com/news/local-news/child-and-adult-shot-on-city-s-south-side/1789361535

2/11/19 San Antonio, Texas – Child injured
A child was showing his 12 year old friend a gun when it fired, injuring him.
https://foxsanantonio.com/news/local/12-year-old-boy-accidentally-shot-by-friend-showing-him-gun

2/11/19 Wilson, North Carolina – Child injured
A 16-year-old unintentionally shot himself in the stomach.
http://www.wilsontimes.com/stories/stand-accidental-shooting-2-12-19,160751

2/8/19 Jacksonville, Florida – Child killed
A 2-year-old was unintentionally shot and killed.  He “somehow gained access” to a loaded gun and shot himself with it. The toddler’s 7-year-old sibling witnessed the shooting.
https://www.news4jax.com/news/local/jacksonville/7-year-old-witnessed-accidental-shooting-of-his-2-year-old-brother-mother-says

2/8/19 Cincinnatti, Ohio – Child injured
Details are unclear but apparently two teens were playing with a gun when it fired, injuring a 13-year-old. https://local12.com/news/local/13-year-old-shot-in-sharonville

2/6/19 Wilmington, Delaware – Child injured
A 17-year-old boy unintentionally shot himself in the foot. https://www.delawareonline.com/story/news/crime/2019/02/08/wilmington-teen-accidentally-shoots-himself-riverside/2815740002/

2/3/19 Fresno, California – Child killed
A 12-year-old boy and a friend were playing with a firearm at a home. The gun fired and struck the 12-year-old in the chest. He did not survive. Investigators say the gun owner could face criminal charges if it is determined that the firearm was not properly stored.
https://abc30.com/12-year-old-dies-after-accidental-self-inflicted-gunshot-wound-in-fresno-county/5119187/

2/2/19 Skyway, Washington – Adult injured
A 27-year-old mother was lying in bed and watching TV with her boyfriend Saturday when her 4-year-old son reached between the mattress and box spring, where he found a loaded gun. The weapon fired, striking the mother in the face. https://www.kiro7.com/news/local/police-4-year-old-accidentally-shoots-mom-in-skyway/913727834

1/29/19 Bossier City, Louisiana – Child injured
A 15-year-old was playing with a gun when it fired, shooting his 15 year old friend in the stomach.
https://www.shreveporttimes.com/story/news/crime/2019/01/30/bossier-teen-seriously-injured-accidental-shooting/2719934002/

1/27/19 Spring, Texas – Child killed
A 17-year-old was playing with a rifle when it fired, killing his 15-year-old girlfriend.
https://abc13.com/teen-charged-in-alleged-fatal-shooting-of-girlfriend-in-spring/5108408/?fbclid=IwAR1SehWa0q2DrZm-SJRUVlx5JYgKYK2tz0cJs0CrOb63AKKS_wVGZInPRV8

1/26/19 LaGrange, North Carolina – Child injured
A 3-year-old found a gun in his parents bedroom while watching TV and shot himself in the head. http://goldsborodailynews.com/blog/2019/01/26/breaking-3-year-old-shot-in-head-taken-to-vidant/?fbclid=IwAR21q3253RD-N02cNcRr0BVQDe66Sm5BdvN2iUomM5np6uMjHUVE1GRn0fc

1/25/19 Smithville, Missouri – Child killed
A 17-year-old boy playing with a gun unintentionally pulled the trigger, killing himself.
https://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article225199660.html

1/23/19 Hyattsville, Maryland – Child injured
Teens were playing with a gun, when it fired, shooting a 16-year-old in his upper body.
https://wjla.com/news/local/two-children-shot-in-a-landover-home-one-in-critical-conditon

1/22/19 Miami, Florida – Child injured
A 16-year-old was playing with a gun at home when it fired, shooting himself in the arm.
https://wsvn.com/news/local/police-teen-accidentally-shoots-self-while-playing-with-gun/

1/21/19 Wichita, Kansas – Child killed
Two kids were able to open a gun safe, and thinking a shotgun was not loaded, began handling it. An 11-year-old unintentionally shot a 9-year-old boy.
https://www.kwch.com/content/news/1-dead-1-arrested-in-S-Wichita-shooting-504650091.html

1/20/19 Helena, Arkansas – Child killed
A 15-year-old playing with a gun in his bedroom unintentionally shot himself.
https://wreg.com/2019/01/20/helena-west-helena-teen-killed-in-accidental-shooting-police-say/

1/19/19 Houston, Texas – Child killed
Teens were playing with a gun in an apartment when it fired, killing a 13-year-old.
https://abc13.com/2-juveniles-accidentally-shot-in-head-in-separate-incidents-hpd/5097730/

1/19/19 Houston, Texas – Child killed
While playing with a gun, a 17-year-old unintentionally shot and killed himself.
https://abc13.com/2-juveniles-accidentally-shot-in-head-in-separate-incidents-hpd/5097730/

1/18/19 Greer, South Carolina – Child injured
A 12-year-old unintentionally shot his sibling after finding a gun in the home.
https://www.wyff4.com/article/child-shot-at-home-in-greenville-county-deputies-say/25954325

1/16/19 Houston, Texas – Child killed
Two 9-year-olds were playing with a gun when one pulled the trigger, killing his 9-year-old cousin.
https://www.click2houston.com/news/boy-shot-killed-at-oak-forest-apartment-complex-hpd-says

1/15/19 Cave City, Arkansas – Two children injured
A 3-year-old and 4-year-old were found in the home with gunshot wounds, apparently unintentionally shot by one.
https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2019/jan/16/two-children-recovering-gunshot-wounds-sharp-count/

1/13/19 Jennings, Louisiana – Child injured
Teens were playing with a gun they found when it discharged, hitting a 14-year-old in the neck, permanently paralyzing him from the waist down.
https://katc.com/news/around-acadiana/jeff-davis-parish/2019/01/17/mother-of-jennings-teen-accidentally-shot-speaks-about-his-recovery/

1/13/19 Victoria, Texas – Child injured
A 16 year old apparently shot himself in the leg unintentionally.
https://www.victoriaadvocate.com/news/local/two-accidental-shootings-shake-victoria-on-sunday/article_b17cd2b4-17a7-11e9-a6ca-f3aa4589938c.html

1/12/19 New Orleans, Louisiana – Child killed
A 9 year old girl was shot and killed in her home by a 12 year old family member.
https://www.nola.com/crime/2019/01/12-year-old-boy-arrested-in-fatal-shooting-of-9-year-old-girl-nopd.html?fbclid=IwAR2rr9VWhwVBO2Yo-t2pjbstSii60MLtcckxpgUT3P5vWQf2jLGkfr3gHsU

1/10/19 Nashville, Tennessee- Child killed
A 16-year-old boy died after a gun in his pants fired.
https://www.newschannel5.com/news/teen-injured-in-possible-accidental-shooting

1/9/19 Parrish, Florida – Child injured
A 12-year-old boy shot himself in the head.  A gun was prohibited in the home because the father is a convicted drug dealer. http://greertoday.com/greer-sc/greer-child-in-critical-condition-in-apparent-accidental-shooting/2019/01/08/

1/7/19 Greer, South Carolina – Child injured
A 3-year-old found a gun in the car and pulled the trigger injuring themselves.
http://greertoday.com/greer-sc/greer-child-in-critical-condition-in-apparent-accidental-shooting/2019/01/08/

1/5/19 Lynchburg, Virginia – Child injured
A 4-year-old found a gun in the home and fired it, injuring a 6 year old sibling.
https://www.wdbj7.com/content/news/Mom-arrested-after-4-year-old-shot-6-year-old-503955891.htm

1/5/19 Tulsa, Oklahoma- Child killed
Police are investigating an “accidental” shooting which killed a 15-year-old boy.
https://www.kjrh.com/news/local-news/tulsa-police-investigating-deadly-apartment-shooting-in-south-tulsa

1/1/19 Shreveport, Louisiana – Child injured
A 17 year old was holding a gun, when it fired, shooting a 8-year-old boy in the foot.
http://www.ksla.com/2019/01/01/man-charged-shooting-that-injured-year-old/?fbclid=IwAR3StA2RooXYYKP99n00Cv–VsGT7WifmZfXjVFCf6EJlLGo9KHba4EMapY