Ga. teen in accidental shooting

Friday, Aug 27, 2010 8:52 AM
Last updated 7:20 PM
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DAHLONEGA, Ga. — Authorities in Lumpkin County say a 14-year-old girl is in stable condition after she was accidentally shot in the stomach.

Sheriff's Investigator Darren Martin tells WSB-TV that the teen was in a Dahlonega home when her 14-year-old cousin brought a gun into the room to show it off. Martin says the gun accidentally went off.

WSB reports that the girl was flown to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston, where she was in stable condition.

Police don't plan to file charges.

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RAWR
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RAWR 08/27/10 - 12:04 pm
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Guns do not accidentally

Guns do not accidentally discharge. The trigger was pulled. This was negligence at its finest.

fastgunz7
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fastgunz7 08/27/10 - 01:50 pm
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I agree 100% rawr!!!

I agree 100% rawr!!! negligence on the 14 yr-old AND negligence on the parents for leaving it available!!

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PWRSPD 08/27/10 - 02:02 pm
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Bad way to learn about

Bad way to learn about clearing the chamber, hope the girl fully recovers.

PWRSPD
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PWRSPD 08/27/10 - 02:07 pm
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I can understand someone

I can understand someone uneducated about guns using "accidentally went off" but even the police use it. Why is that? He accidentally shot her would be correct.

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OhWell 08/27/10 - 03:46 pm
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Police do not plan to file

Police do not plan to file charges! So he will not know he has done anything wrong when he tries to do it again at 20. The parents should be held accountable for allowing him access to a gun.

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