An 8-year-old boy shot a 1-year-old girl at a motel in Florida, USA. During this, another 2-year-old girl was also injured. The child accidentally opened fire from his father’s gun. The police has arrested the father of the child in this case.
Escambia County Sheriff Chip Simmons said – the incident happened last week. The boy’s father, Roderick Dwayne Randall, hid the gun in a closet in a room at the Pensacola Motel. As he left the room, his son found the gun and opened fire. Both the girls were of his father’s girlfriend. The name of the girl who was killed in the incident was Casey Bass.
The father tried to hide the evidence,
Simons said – after the incident, Roderick tampered with the evidence. He tried to hide the drugs and guns lying in the room again. He was arrested after a week’s investigation. The boy’s father has been charged with gun possession, negligence and tampering with evidence. He said that the injured girl is expected to recover soon.
More cases of parents’ negligence
Sheriff Chip Simmons said that such cases have been reported in the city in the past, where children have been harmed due to the negligence of parents. He told that recently a woman had left her 1-year-old son in a closed car. The car was parked in the sun for hours. The woman had left the son and went to a bar. All the windows and doors of the car were closed. The child’s health had worsened due to the heat.