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Accidental Shooting of Illinois 10-year-old by His Little Sister - He's Dead - No Charges

Posted on the 27 July 2012 by Mikeb302000
Local news reports
A Granite City boy was killed after his sister accidentally shot him Sunday afternoon.
Jefferson County Sheriff Roger Mulch said Christian G. Clark, 10, and his sister, Halee R. Clark, 7, were inside the motor home of their grandfather, Jason G. Clark Sr., in rural northeast Jefferson County.
They were visiting their grandfather with their mother.
“They were alone in the camper,” Mulch said. “Their grandpa had opened the camper up and was doing some work. The kids could watch movies or whatever and stay in the air conditioning.”
Halee Clark picked up a long gun and accidentally discharged a round, which struck Christian Clark in the face, killing him, Mulch said.

Mulch said an investigation into the incident continues, but nothing points to foul play.
“All indications are that this was a tragic accident,” information states. “The investigation continues by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Jefferson County State’s Attorney, Illinois State Police and Jefferson County Coroner.”
"Nothing points to foul play," not even the granddad's decision to let the kids play in a trailer with an unsecured, loaded gun.
What's your opinion?  Is that kind of disregard for safety not tantamount to "foul play?"
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