Police: Ionia boy was accidentally shot by brother

Full story: WZZM Grand Rapids

The Ionia County Sheriff says that a 10-year-old boy who is in critical condition was accidentally shot by his 15-year-old brother.
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familyconnection s2

Rosebush, MI

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#21
Jan 4, 2008
 
Get Real wrote:
Guns going off when dropped only happens in the movies. Guns are made to not accidentally go off.
Someone needs to be held accountable for this. It costs nothing to teach the kids,$10 for a trigger lock,$100 for a cheap gun locker, but what is the cost of a life?
Yes the family is hurting. So let them hurt it is life. But what about the other kids that need to be protected from irresponsible parents?
I had a muzzleloader that malfunctioned one time. It misfired and I missed my deer. A different hunting trip I leaned the gun against a tree picked it up and it misfired. My uncle died and they thought that it was a suicide with a gun, but it was also a malfunction. They had to prove that it was not suicide. The gun just fell and went off. You really shouldn't be commenting on what you obviously don't understand. Things aren't always black and white.
Quitewrite

Rosebush, MI

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#22
Jan 4, 2008
 
no name wrote:
My son just received a call from a family friend stating that the little boy just died. I was wondering if any one else had heard this or not - I did not speak to the friend who called.
Do you happen to know the name of the person who your son talked to? It would be good to get an update if you know more.

Since: Aug 07

Grand Rapids

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#23
Jan 4, 2008
 
Keep praying for this family that God gives them the strength they will need to get through the coming days and months... This is a terrible thing for a family to endure.. remembering "Footsteps" poem.
no name

Detroit, MI

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Jan 4, 2008
 
Quitewrite wrote:
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Do you happen to know the name of the person who your son talked to? It would be good to get an update if you know more.
I do not know which one excatly told him our phone has been ringing off the hook tonight with his friends. I do not know any more at this time, but will keep praying for the family.
Tinkerbellwife2

Cincinnati, OH

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#25
Jan 4, 2008
 
The parents and tyhe child chould be held accountable. what is wrong with todays criminal justice system I say lock the parents and the child up someone needs to be held accountable

Since: Dec 07

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Jan 4, 2008
 
Tinkerbellwife2 wrote:
The parents and tyhe child chould be held accountable. what is wrong with todays criminal justice system I say lock the parents and the child up someone needs to be held accountable
stinkerbell, it is well past your bedtime. How about if you let the police conduct their investigation? I very seriously doubt the the police have released all the info to the media.

And you keep repeating the same tired phrase again and again.
Did you search for your soul yet???

Since: Aug 07

Grand Rapids

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Jan 4, 2008
 
Ravenclaw wrote:
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stinkerbell, it is well past your bedtime. How about if you let the police conduct their investigation? I very seriously doubt the the police have released all the info to the media.
And you keep repeating the same tired phrase again and again.
Did you search for your soul yet???
I just ignore stinkerbell... heck she isn't even smart enough to be wife1... name...tinkerbellwife2 says a lot!
PRAYERS ARE NEEDED

Holland, MI

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#28
Jan 5, 2008
 
I was very sad to hear that Noah has passed on
This was told to my son. Noah's dad Randy called him last night and told him Noah's gone home.
My prayers are with the whole family. Please stop the neg. feedbacks. enough said.

Since: Oct 07

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Jan 5, 2008
 
PRAYERS ARE NEEDED wrote:
I was very sad to hear that Noah has passed on
This was told to my son. Noah's dad Randy called him last night and told him Noah's gone home.
My prayers are with the whole family. Please stop the neg. feedbacks. enough said.
Amen
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#30
Jan 5, 2008
 
Little Noah was prounouced "brain Dead" Thursday. He was taken off life support Friday

“all things considered...”

Since: Nov 07

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Jan 5, 2008
 
PRAYERS ARE NEEDED wrote:
I was very sad to hear that Noah has passed on
This was told to my son. Noah's dad Randy called him last night and told him Noah's gone home.
My prayers are with the whole family. Please stop the neg. feedbacks. enough said.
This is so very sad. My thoughts and prayers for this young child's family.

“I think I am an All Right Girl”

Since: Aug 07

Grand Rapids

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#32
Jan 5, 2008
 
Just sad that it had to happened. My prayers and thoughts are with the family at this time in need.
Get Real

Falls Church, VA

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Jan 7, 2008
 
familyconnections2 wrote:
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I had a muzzleloader that malfunctioned one time. It misfired and I missed my deer. A different hunting trip I leaned the gun against a tree picked it up and it misfired. My uncle died and they thought that it was a suicide with a gun, but it was also a malfunction. They had to prove that it was not suicide. The gun just fell and went off. You really shouldn't be commenting on what you obviously don't understand. Things aren't always black and white.
Do you even know what a misfire is? That means you pulled the trigger and primer did not ignite.

Lets just say you are not pretending and just had a lapse in word memory. Why did you lean a loaded firearm against a tree? Don't you know that is dangerous? Even if you are alone? With yo muzzleloader did you modify it? How much "buck fever" were you experiencing? I mean no disrespect to your uncle but what was he doing that gave the firearm the opportunity to discharge?

Most suposed accidents in regards to firearms were actually mishandling. Such as leaving the firearm loaded and unattended, cocking and forgeting, and the absolute worst NOT TEACHING the children in the house to be safe.

If you are going to pretend to know what you are talking about look up the words first.

Some people modify their firearms (example would be trigger pull). These will have problems. Also, many go into the woods with loaded lever action with the hammer cocked "just in case" doing that has lead to accidental discharges. In the past there has been (to my knowlege) 3-4 wepons that if cocked will discharge with a little rough handeling. Don't ask me which ones I will have to ask my friend who is a weapons history buff. I am not into the history so much as the modern.

I may be insensitive but I do know what I am taling about when it comes to firearms.
Hometown Girl

Harvard, IL

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#34
Jan 7, 2008
 
To those of us who know this family, our hearts and prayers are with you. For those that cast stones understand that somtimes even the best laid plans can fail. Truth is: it was an accident, and those of us close and even those not so close but mearly aquaintences know this to be true. Everyone has their own oppinion and although some are cruel with words we forgive you. My question is can you forgive yourself?

Since: Jan 08

ionia mi

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Jan 8, 2008
 
A PRAYER OF GRATITUDE FOR FAMILY

Gracious God, there are so many who live alone in this world without family to encourage them, listen to them, support them. Yet, you have blessed me by placing me within a human family that gives depth and meaning to my life—a family that offers me love no matter what I do or do not do. Fill my heart with the gratitude that never takes such a blessing for granted. When I am thoughtless or careless in my relationships with those you have given me, give me the grace to ask for forgiveness. When I feel hurt, give me the grace to forgive and forget the wrong. In times of joy with my family give me a heart of gladness. In times of sorrow, give me a heart of compassion. May we offer each other the same love you give to us as your children. I ask this with a thankful heart for all that you have given me. Amen.



my heart go out to this family,heartbroken in ionia mi,

Since: Jan 08

ionia mi

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#36
Jan 8, 2008
 
A PRAYER FOR COMFORT IN THE MIDST OF DESPAIR

O God, you know the emptiness of my heart. Sometimes I wonder if you are there—if you hear—if there is any hope that my situation will be different. When loneliness looms around me, when my questions are unanswered, when no one seems to care, when days and nights go on and on with no change, when I fall deeper into despair, I pray that you will let your peace fall upon me as gently as the spring rain that waters the earth. Remind me of your unconditional and eternal love for me. Assure me of your presence. Fill my heart with the hope that my life is held in your hand. Lift my pain from so that joy may flow freely again through me. I ask this for the sake of your love. Amen.

my heart go out to this family,heartbroken in ionia mi,
Hometown Girl-Orleans

Harvard, IL

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#37
Jan 8, 2008
 
Our prayers are with you.
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Caledonia, MI

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#38
Jan 11, 2008
 
& by the way...who said the gun fell over????? or he pointed it at him???? maby you should get your story strait before you post comments on the internet that anyone can read.....

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