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Gardena boy, 12, shot in head in apparent accident at home

A 12-year-old was shot in the head this evening in an apparent accident at his home, police said.

The boy, who suffered a single gunshot wound, was rushed to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. His condition was not disclosed, the Gardena Police Department said.

A 14-year-old cousin was serving as the sitter for the boy and two younger siblings when the shooting occurred in the 14600 block of South Berendo Avenue about 5:45 p.m., police said.

When officers arrived, the boy was in an upstairs bedroom. Officers began administering CPR while they waited for an ambulance to arrive. Police did not disclose how the boy was shot, other than to say that it appeared to have been an accident.

-- Robert J. Lopez

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People we must secure our firearms when not in use, and if it isn't a law it should be if these types of accidents continue to occure, and these same young people take the firearms out of the home to use in the community/ lock the firearms up please, now we know where the kids gets the guns![parents]

guns are to protect us. but in reality guns are bad for everybody. no matter what your profession is. bad bad bad

guns are bad for everyone. whatever the profession is guns are just bad.

"Guns are just bad"?

How can an inanimate object be "bad"?

foxnewshater has a case of 'blame the object not the actor'.

This firearm obviously ought to have been secured.


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