According to the police, a 23-year-old man in Lynn, Massachusetts, shot and killed a girl on Saturday while playing a gun that he did not realize was loaded with bullets and was subsequently arrested.
On Friday night, Michael Tate accidentally shot a 15-year-old girl while playing with a gun and faced multiple gun and assault charges. News report from Boston on the 7th. The police responded to the incident at North Common Terrace, about 10 miles north of Boston, at about 7:30 p.m.
The girl’s name has not been released to the media. She was fatally injured and was transferred to Massachusetts General Hospital after being shot in her torso. On Saturday, Lynn Police Lieutenant Michael Kemik said that she is expected to survive the injury.
Tate was detained and planned to be summoned in Lynn District Court on Monday on charges including assault and assault with dangerous weapons, carrying a gun without a license, illegal possession of ammunition, and shooting within 500 feet of his residence. Boston Globe Report. The police said they found the gun at the scene of the crime.
On Saturday, neighbors at the shooting scene expressed shock, calling the incident “crazy and terrifying.”
“My uncle heard a gunshot, but he thought it was fireworks,” said nearby resident Victoria Martin, who was celebrating her daughter’s third birthday when the shooting occurred. Earth“Then I heard the police running around looking for people.”
Martin said that then she saw the police enter a unit in one of the buildings as soon as the police arrived and quickly detained a man. “I have lived here for nearly 16 years and this is the first time I have experienced such a thing,” Martin added.
Another neighbor told the newspaper that the area is “usually quiet” and there are “lots of children” everywhere.
There are frequent accidental shootings in the United States, statistics from crime scene experts Aftermath Has shown As of October 2020, 458 people have died in unintentional shootings throughout the year in the country. The Gun Violence Education Fund points out Approximately 500 people die in accidental shootings across the country each year.
Earlier this month, a 22-year-old man from Woburn, Massachusetts, Was arrested unknowingly and faced similar charges It hit him in the neck while showing his new gun to his friend.
Weekly newspaper The Lynn Police Department was contacted for more comments, but did not respond to the announcement in time.