Three Teens And A Child Injured In Firearm Accident

According to Stanford University’s Children’s Health Institute, approximately 3.3 million children live in households where there are firearms. Some of those weapons are left loaded at all times. Researchers have found that a child living in a home with a gun is 22 times more likely to be involved in an accidental shooting.

CBS 4 in Miami reports that a shooting incident in southwest Miami-Dade which caused injury to two teens and a 9-year-old boy last month has been ruled as an accident.

Officials say that the shooting happened on Sunday, October 25, within the courtyard of an apartment complex located near the intersection of 113th Avenue and SW 216th Street in Miami.

Miami Police Department officers arrived at the apartment complex to find the three all suffering from gunshot wounds.  Emergency crews transported a 14-year-old by ambulance to Kendall Regional Medical Center. He is listed in stable condition.

A 17-year-old was transported by ambulance to Jackson South Medical Center for treatment of their gunshot wounds. They were also listed in stable condition at the time of the report.

The 9-year-old boy was airlifted to Kendall Regional Medical Center. The child is currently listed in critical condition. 

According to Miami Police Department investigators, the shooting incident does not appear to be in any way intentional.  Police say that two of the children had been handling the firearm when it went off and injured all three.