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Accidental Shooting of Minnesota 2-year-old - No Charges

Posted on the 03 August 2012 by Mikeb302000
MPR News reports
Sgt. Paul Paulos said paramedics were initially called to the 1300 block of Beech Street on reports of a child who fell and hurt himself. When emergency responders arrived, they saw the child had been shot. 
Officers determined a 9 millimeter handgun had been fired in the house, Paulos said. 
A 16-year-old girl was at the home along with three other boys, ages 10, 9 and 7. All were relatives of the victim, who has been identified as Jacob Xiong. 
Paulos said Xiong's parents weren't home at the time of the shooting, but they are cooperating with the investigation. 
Paulos said the boy is in serious but stable condition. He said no one is under arrest and officers aren't looking for suspects.
What's your opinion? Isn't that a little apathetic?  Shouldn't we be outraged at this?  Shouldn't someone be held responsible for the improper storage of the gun, or something? Why are kid shootings so acceptable?
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