[The Brazil Times nameplate] Overcast ~ 52°F  
High: 64°F ~ Low: 41°F
Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Child shot in leg

Monday, June 13, 2011

STAUNTON -- A juvenile was transported to St. Vincent Clay Hospital Monday afternoon following an accidental shooting.

At approximately 11:53 a.m., officials with the Clay County Sheriff's Department were dispatched to a residence south of Staunton in reference to the shooting.

When deputies arrived, they discovered a female juvenile had been shot in the leg.

According to officials, the male juvenile said his father had acquired a new revolver and he believed it to be unloaded. The male also said he thought the weapon had rubber bullets.

The male told officials he pulled the trigger, discharging the weapon and shooting his sister in the leg.

According to officials, the handgun was a small caliber revolver.

The female was taken via TransCare to St. Vincent Clay Hospital and later airlifted to Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis. Her condition is not known at this time.

The case is still under investigation by the sheriff's department.

Additional responders included the Posey Township Volunteer Fire Department.

Note: The nature of the Internet makes it impractical for our staff to review every comment. If you feel that a comment is offensive, please Login or Create an account first, and then you will be able to flag a comment as objectionable. Please also note that those who post comments on thebraziltimes.com may do so using a screen name, which may or may not reflect a website user's actual name. Readers should be careful not to assign comments to real people who may have names similar to screen names. Refrain from obscenity in your comments, and to keep discussions civil, don't say anything in a way your grandmother would be ashamed to read.

Hope she's ok. I hate to hear about accidents like this.

-- Posted by Meadow31 on Mon, Jun 13, 2011, at 2:40 PM

Before anyone purchases a firearm, they should purchase a safe or vault of some sorts. I am not blaming anyone. I know accidents happen. I know lots of people will read this article and I just wanted to pass along some advice.

-- Posted by sickhorse on Mon, Jun 13, 2011, at 3:16 PM

I hope the girl and her brother are both ok. The family will be in my prayers.

-- Posted by asil on Mon, Jun 13, 2011, at 5:21 PM

I agree about having protection for kids from your guns. We have had guns forever and we have a wall gun safe. Also our guns are without a clip. Please be responsible and protect your children people!

-- Posted by purehonesty on Tue, Jun 14, 2011, at 8:15 AM

Sickhorse, that is some very good advice, I would also like to add that educating all your family members about guns and gun safety equally important.

-- Posted by Brian Pierce on Tue, Jun 14, 2011, at 9:12 AM

Where were the parents and how did juveniles have access to the firearm without supervision? Why haven't the children been taught to assume that a firearm is loaded until you verify that it is not? Why wasn't the children taught not to ever point a firearm at anything you don't intend to do serious harm to with a bullet?

Keep your children safe and teach them that a gun, like all tools, are dangerous if used improperly. Then teach them to use them right!

-- Posted by Leo L. Southworth on Tue, Jun 14, 2011, at 1:08 PM

I agree that kids need to be taught about guns and learn to respect them before you have them in your home. However, these were YOUNG children and no matter how much you teach them or lecture or whatever, they're still curious kids. A very sad, avoidable accident but an accident none the less.

-- Posted by asil on Tue, Jun 14, 2011, at 1:41 PM

Respond to this story

Posting a comment requires free registration: