Raleigh second-grader dies after accidental shooting :: WRAL.comRaleigh second-grader dies after accidental shooting
Raleigh, N.C. ó A second-grader at Lynn Road Elementary School died Tuesday after he was accidentally shot in the head at home the previous day, his family said Wednesday.
Ty-Rion Henry, 8, was shot when his grandfather's pellet gun went off Monday afternoon, said his mother, Brianne Henry.
The grandfather was shooting at squirrels outside and placed the gun at the foot of the stairs when he came back inside, Henry said. As Ty-Rion was coming downstairs, Henry said, her father checked to make sure the gun's safety latch was on, and he accidentally hit the trigger, shooting the boy.
Even an air gun should be treated with the same respect as a cartridge weapon; some air rifles are more powerful than a 22LR.