Gun possession within the USA: Man places gun beneath couch, three-year-old boy shoots himself | EUROtoday

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NAfter the loss of life of a three-year-old boy, a person within the US state of Pennsylvania has been charged with negligent murder. The youngster unintentionally shot himself with a pistol. Authorities accuse the person of leaving the gun unattended inside attain of the boy on March 28.

The semi-automatic handgun was absolutely loaded, the Lehigh County Prosecutor's Office stated. The youngster was initially taken to a hospital, however died of a gunshot wound to the higher physique. The loss of life was dominated an accident.

According to prosecutors, the 28-year-old from Allentown stated he positioned the gun beneath the couch the place the 3-year-old and a 2-year-old youngster had been sitting earlier than leaving the room. Then he heard a loud bang. When he returned, he discovered the boy bleeding. According to the company, when the gun discharged it was mendacity on a cushion on the sofa the place the 2 young children had been sitting.

Traces of smoke had been discovered on the kid's fingers. In addition to negligent murder, the 28-year-old can also be accused of two counts of kid endangerment.