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15-Year-old Dead from a Pellet Gun Shot

Posted on the 13 June 2013 by Mikeb302000
SF Gate
A 15-year-old boy is dead after being shot with a pellet gun at a friend's house in central Pennsylvania.

Investigators say the shooting of Ty Yonkin in Clinton County on Tuesday afternoon appears to be an accident and isn't considered suspicious. An autopsy is scheduled Wednesday in State College.

Yonkin was at a friend's home in Porter Township when the shooting happened. It wasn't immediately clear how he was shot and the death is under investigation by Pennsylvania State Police and the coroner's office.

This brings up a question.  Do pellet-gun and BB-gun and air-soft gun deaths and injuries count? Greg loves to quote statistics when attempting to downplay the situation by limiting the number to deaths by firearms only.  I pointed out that the injuries should count too as well as the cases in which a kid does the shooting and is not injured himself.
Now it seems there's another whole category we've been overlooking.
What do you think?  Please leave a comment.

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