Very Bad. A co-worker's wife, works for Rural Metro and had to clean the ambulance after the call. Needless to say she had a bad night, co-worker and his wife have custody of their 8 year old grand-daughter. The paramedics who responded to the call were able to keep the little girl alive until they got to the hospital; where she died of her wounds. The paramedics were very upset and clocked out after the call.
The house where the shooting happened was also a home business. The mother of the daughter is a friend of the home / business owner. The little girl found the gun laying on the desk in the business office inside the home.
All I have to say it TRAGIC. My thoughts and prayers go out to ALL involved, extra prayers for the mother.
5-year-old shoots self with gun; dies
Posted: Jun 06, 2010 3:42 PM Updated: Jun 06, 2010 4:09 PM
Reporter: Sheryl Kornman
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - A five-year-old girl who shot herself in the chest with a .40-caliber handgun Sunday afternoon has died, said Northwest Fire Capt. Adam Goldberg. The incident was reported at 12:24 p.m.
Goldberg said Reese Hotten and her mother were visiting family friends when the girl found the loaded gun and fired it. Earlier it was reported that she was four.
The adults in the home began CPS and the girl was taken to a hospital, where she died at 1 p.m. The death was determined to be accidental.
Goldberg said cautioned parents who are visiting in others' homes to ask about firearms and whether they are locked up and out of the reach of children.