Police: 4-year-old girl accidentally killed by sibling Parental FAILURE!] (AZ)
As reported via NBC12news:
Police: 4-year-old girl accidentally killed by sibling
by Nathan Gonzalez - Oct. 24, 2010 12:01 PM
The Arizona Republic
A 4-year-old girl fatally wounded Saturday near Wickenburg was accidentally shot by her 8-year-old sister, authorities said.
The 8-year-old was target-shooting with a .22-caliber rifle and her parents in the open desert between Wickenburg and Morristown, said Jeff Sprong, a Maricopa County Sheriff's Office spokesman.
"There were two families in that area doing some target-shooting practice," Sprong said. "The 8-year-old was practicing on a .22-caliber firearm. While she was shooting, the 4-year-old darted out in front of her."
The 8-year-old pulled the trigger and shot her sister in the head. The girl, whose name has yet to be released, was airlifted to St. Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix, where she was pronounced dead at 11:33 a.m.
"I can't imagine what the family is going through," Sprong said. "Right now we are investigating this as an accidental shooting."...
The full story can be found at; http://www.azcentral.com/12news/news...ident1025.html
I'm too busy with a work project right now to take time away to post what I've got in my mind.
So I'll just say this:
As an acting RSO it is your job to monitor BOTH the shooter AND the shooters ENVIRONMENT within a 360 degree view, not just at their target!!!
These childrens parents plural, and any other adults on-site with them, let both kids as victims down.
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