6-year-old boy shoots younger sister in Jackson County

2013-08-30T16:00:00Z 6-year-old boy shoots younger sister in Jackson CountyTribune staff La Crosse Tribune
August 30, 2013 4:00 pm  • 

A 6-year-old boy shot his 4-year-old sister in the head this morning with a shotgun in the town of Alma, according to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.

The girl is being treated at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries. Her condition was not available today.

The boy found the loaded weapon, pointed it at his sister and shot her when it fired, the department stated. Staff at Black River Memorial Hospital called police about 9:30 a.m.

The children were not being watched at the time of the shooting, although their father was home at the time, according to the department.

The shooting remains under investigation, and the sheriff’s department stated criminal charges are possible after the case is sent to the district attorney’s office for review.

Police are not releasing names.

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(7) Comments

  1. FUBAR
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    FUBAR - September 05, 2013 1:16 pm
    "always unload and store properly."

    What good is an "unloaded" and stored properly gun? WAIT, hold on home invasion bad guy, let me get my gun out of it's locked safe and then let me load it before you rape my wife. That works.
  2. Monteee
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    Monteee - August 30, 2013 10:32 pm
    I'm not a fan of the government confiscating a citizen's lawfully-owned guns, but this might be a valid case for it.
  3. lostinparadize
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    lostinparadize - August 30, 2013 9:56 pm
    mikem86, how does your post relate to this tragic event? This appears to be nothing more than a tragedy caused by parental negligence. Nothing at all to do with the proposed law. Trying to stir the pot are we?
  4. sallyjo
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    sallyjo - August 30, 2013 8:49 pm
    this "parent" should be charged with child endangerment.
  5. Seriously Now
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    Seriously Now - August 30, 2013 8:44 pm
    So sad, so stupid, so unnecessary.
  6. unloco
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    unloco - August 30, 2013 7:17 pm
    this guys an idiot for leaving a loaded gun anywhere unless on ur persons. always unload and store properly.
  7. mikemiller86
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    mikemiller86 - August 30, 2013 4:20 pm
    Good thing we are one of few states considering this:
    “Wisconsin Firearm Freedom Act.”

    This proposed bill, from state Rep. Michael Schraa, R-Oshkosh, would prohibit state and local law enforcement officials from enforcing federal laws against assault weapons, magazine styles and bullet types, as well as “federal measures relating to the confiscation of firearms.”

    An aide to Schraa says the lawmaker is now working to address concerns raised by medical groups over another bill provision, to ban physicians from asking patients about firearms ownership.

    Graff, in a fundraising appeal on the Wisconsin Gun Owners website, said passing Schraa’s bill would not be easy because “too many spineless Republicans in state government are afraid” to stand up for gun owners’ rights.
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