Skip to comments.6-year-old boy shoots sister as she slept
Posted on 12/16/2004 4:10:11 PM PST by Ellesu
CHANDLER, OK. -- A 9-year-old girl was shot while sleeping in her own bed. And her younger brother is the one who pulled the trigger.
It happened just before 8 a.m. Wednesday. The gunman is just 6-years-old.
Sheriff's deputies said the mother's rifle didn't have a lock on it, so all the boy had to do was grab the gun, load it, and shoot it. Luckily, though, he was just a little off the mark.
"My granddaughter is 9-years-old," said Ronny Jones. "We could have buried her today."
It's a wake-up call Ronny and Glenda Jones will never forget. Officers said their grandson, Caleb, used a 22-caliber rifle to shoot their grand-daughter, his sister, Courtney, while she slept.
"When I first heard, I was told she was shot in the head," Glenda Jones said.
According to Chester Duncan, spokesman for the Lincoln Co. Sheriff's Dept., "apparently her 6-year-old brother had went to the mother's bedroom, where a cabinet was located. The 6-year-old then grabbed a hold of the rifle."
Duncan said the boy loaded the gun, then took it to the bedroom where his sister was sleeping, pointed it at her and pulled the trigger.
The bullet went straight through Courtney's left hip. Luckily, it bypassed any of her vital muscle tissues. And it's a good thing the 6-year-old was a bad shot. Ronny Jones said the young boy had two more bullets in his hand and was ready to reload and shoot again.
"The particular gun he used is so old it won't eject any empty shells," Ronny Jones said. "Therefore, you have to take a knife or something and dig the empty shell out before you can reload."
Caleb's grandparents said their grandson seems to have little remorse for what he's done. They're not even sure if he even realizes he nearly used a bullet to end to his sister's life.
"We think he's just maybe playing out his anger," Ronny Jones said. "He's got problems right now because of his father walking out."
Courtney is recovering at Children's hospital. She should be released in the coming days. Courtney's brother, Caleb, will soon undergo extensive counseling.
idiot gun owners.
"The Bad Seed".
It sounds like little Caleb has a lot of serious "issues".
Yah...in 20 years, he might very well be a murderer in fact...if not sooner. Sad.
Little Caleb needs to "undergo" some serious asswhippin!
Worst thing I ever did to my sister was to clamp a jumper cable on her rear end. I got to choose my own switch.
...will undergo extensive counseling.
I hope those adults lock their guns up and I wonder if they will be charged with some type of negligence.
, Caleb, will soon undergo extensive counseling.
Well he's got to get over it real quick. Sounds like he was trying to kill his sister.
Just damn! I think the girl is probably alive because the creeped-out brother picked up the gun. The gun jammed after one shot. If he'd used a kitchen knife, it's much more likely that he would have killed her.
p.s., I'm putting your card in the mail tomorrow ... supplier dropped off the envelopes this afternoon!
And I go to the range twice a week. Full size silouettes.
Two to the chest... one to the head.
Getting to the point I can hit these target points from close to the hip.
Kimbers, Sigs and Glocks are my guns de jour. Our black powder .50 cal stuff is too messy, but fun for playtime.
Now let me tell you about Hoppe's #9... Great gift for your wife.
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No this child is maladjusted, there's a screw loose in
this kid's head
It's not your average "Lets play with Daddy's gun" Life Time movie material,
The kid was ready to reload,
I'm sorry but a six year old ought to be real clear about this. My five year old already understands about dying and has a real clear idea about what guns do.
Unless the kid is severely retarded, he knows exactly what he did.
Are they sure the daddy walked out?
Not knowing the difference between right and wrong is a direct result of no parental dicipline and possible early exposure to violent movies and/or video games.
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