published Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Chattanooga: 10-year-old boy shot while he and brother, 7, play with gun

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Chattanooga police are investigating a shooting involving two young brothers, ages 7 and 10.

The incident happened about 6:40 p.m. at 5949 Winding Lane in Hixson, said police spokeswoman Sgt. Jerri Weary. According to the boys’ father, the brothers were playing outside when they apparently climbed through the window of the family RV and located the gun in a closed cabinet.

The boys began playing with the gun in the front yard and, at some point, the gun went off and struck the 10-year-old in the arm, Weary said.

The injury was non-life threatening injury and the boy is expected to be treated and released from Memorial North Park Hospital, she said.

There are no charges pending at this time, she said.

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macropetala8 said...

darN project dwellers and section 8ers!! Why can't they keep an eye on their chil'ren? We taxpayers are tired of footing the bill for negligent parent who fail to properly supervise their chil'ren!! {sarcasm}

November 1, 2011 at 9:44 p.m.
dl said...

Okay all you gun lovers, keep defending the right to bear arms

November 1, 2011 at 9:47 p.m.
Justreading said...

Ok all you car lovers, check the news for DUIs the start defending the need for cars.

November 1, 2011 at 11:27 p.m.
Echo said...

OK "dl" (are you on the down low?) you're right.

So what do you propose, mass gun confiscation? Who needs protection from a government off it's rails? Can't happen here? Never has happened anywhere before. All these children....they'd just be safer if all guns were collected up and dumped into the sea. Then we'd have utopia like Stalin's Russia.

Or all you gun haters could stop blaming inanimate objects for parental failure and all you gun haters could find a country with a more agreeable constitution. I hear guns are more tightly controlled in Iran, Yemen, and Syria. Go for it!

November 2, 2011 at 2:23 a.m.
dl said...

I would propose a ban on all guns, mandatory life prison for anyone caught with one. I know it would take ten years but by 2025 our murder rate would be almost nonexistent (just like many countries where guns are illegal). 16 shot (maybe killed, just scanned the paper) last night in New Orleans. Guns are simply bad news.

November 2, 2011 at 7:43 a.m.
petuniadewitt said...

clearly this underscores the need to allow youngsters to carry guns; perhaps if that 10-year-old had been packing, his little brother would have had to think twice before 'playing'-- remember, guns don't shoot toddlers, toddlers shoot toddlers!

November 2, 2011 at 7:46 a.m.
dao1980 said...

Hey dl, what about hot greasings?

Link to story -

How are you going to fry your okra when we ban cooking grease?

Just think about how many people are accidentally burned by terrible and evil hot cooking grease every year.

November 2, 2011 at 7:46 a.m.
moon4kat said...

MicroPet: "project dwellers and section 8ers" have family RVs?

November 2, 2011 at 8:24 a.m.
newhome33 said...


November 2, 2011 at 8:27 a.m.
lilmisandy said...

What you said newhome33!

November 2, 2011 at 9:54 a.m.
ExecAsst said...

Hey dl, your comment "I know it would take ten years but by 2025 our murder rate would be almost nonexistent (just like many countries where guns are illegal)" shows your blatant ignorance. You need to check further into the crime statistics of those countries before you make a comment like that. Common sense should tell ANYONE (even ignorant people) that if there was a ban on guns, only the criminals would have the guns. We don't outlaw matches because they could be used to commit arson, do we? You need to get down off your liberal "gun-hating" soapbox.

November 2, 2011 at 10:02 a.m.
cbarney4 said...

I am with Newhome33 and lilmisandy!

November 2, 2011 at 10:20 a.m.
esaletnik said...

Great! If this happened 3 hours earlier and the gun was pointed in a different direction then a Hixson elementary student, a parent picking up their student or a crossing guard could have been shot.

Can't be a prostitute within 1.5 miles of a school but unsecured guns are OK I guess. Oh wait, it was in a "closed" cabinet. That makes it secure I guess.

That address always has two big RV's parked in front of it. Reminds me of the rolling meth labs from Breaking Bad.

November 2, 2011 at 11:11 a.m.
noapathy said...

you're right dl, guns are bad news....for people that do not know how to own and handle them safely.

November 2, 2011 at 1:50 p.m.
Justreading said...

A guy was hit buy a train a few days ago, guess we are about to lose trains too.

November 2, 2011 at 7:03 p.m.
McRand said...

Hey dl, time to ban residential electricity.Do you know how many children and adults die each year due to electrical fires?

November 2, 2011 at 7:48 p.m.
macropetala8 said...


Are you 100% suuuurrreeeee this shooting was accidental? Wouldn't be the first time a child from the 'burbs shot a sibling or parent on purpose.

November 2, 2011 at 9:36 p.m.
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