A 10-year-old boy from Florida passed away on Wednesday after he was involved in a horrific accident involving a BB gun. The child was playing with his Daisy Powerline 880S gun and was accompanied by his 13-year-old brother. Both boys had received the guns as gifts. They had targets set up and were trying to aim at the small paper bull's eyes when the 13-year-old suddenly fired a shot. He was at close range to the 10 year old, and the bullet launched towards him, hitting him in the head. 10-year-old was rushed to the hospital after the shot was buried in his head.
He was struck by the BB gun right above his ear, and the bullet penetrated his skill. The child was already unconscious when he arrived at the hospital. The boy's mother was at the house when the shooting occurred. She claims that she was walking out to check on the boys when the tragedy occurred. The 13-year-old claims that he pumped the gun several times and then pointed it at his brother. The more pumps that someone does on one of these guns, the faster the shot will be.
The child was airlifted to St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa Bay but did not survive the grave injury. This tragedy should be a reminder that there is many times that it is not wise to give a child any sort of firearm, even if it is not considered an assault weapon. If you have been injured in a BB gun accident or your loved one was killed in one of these accidents, then you may have the right to sue for damages. Contact a Houston personal injury lawyer today for more information about this situation. A lawyer at Kennedy Hodges is ready and willing to assist you as you seek damages to cover medical bills and the pain and suffering that followed your accident.