A man, Monty Wheeler, was in his truck in the parking lot of a Walmart in Russellville, Arkansas, when his toddler son climbed up the driver's side door and, unintentionally, pulled the trigger on a loaded, unsecured shotgun. The gun discharged, striking Wheeler in the back. The child was unharmed. Wheeler is in stable condition.
From an article:
According to Public Information Officer Drew Latch, police responded to a call in the Arkansas Walmart parking lot at 11:04 a.m. on Saturday. When officers arrived, they found a man, identified as Monty Wheeler, who had been shot in the back.
Upon further investigation, officers determined that the man had actually been shot by his child, age unknown, who attempted to enter his father’s truck by scaling up the driver’s side. The child accidentally grabbed hold of an unsecured and loaded shotgun, which discharged and struck his father in the back.
Wheeler was transported to a local hospital and is said to be in stable condition.Remember, every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.
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