Police: Manchester boy, 2, suffers gu...

Police: Manchester boy, 2, suffers gunshot wound

There are 95 comments on the InYork story from Jan 14, 2010, titled Police: Manchester boy, 2, suffers gunshot wound. In it, InYork reports that:

A 2-year-old boy suffered a gunshot wound to the head Wednesday in Manchester Borough, police said.

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For real

York, PA

#1 Jan 14, 2010
That's so sad. Hope that the little guy pulls through!

York, PA

#2 Jan 14, 2010
Where was the parents...to let their child play in a closet with a loaded gun...could have been prevented!

Harrisburg, PA

#3 Jan 14, 2010
parents should be charged...

Reamstown, PA

#4 Jan 14, 2010
Is it just me or....does the DA sound really stupid saying that this 2 year-old shot himself accidentally?!? How exactly does that happen? I believe the answer would be gross negligence on the parents' part having a loaded gun within a child's reach. Unbelievable!

Mount Wolf, PA

#5 Jan 14, 2010
York1 wrote:
Where was the parents...to let their child play in a closet with a loaded gun...could have been prevented!
Another reason handguns should be banned.

The end is near.

Westminster, MD

#6 Jan 14, 2010
Gun Lock =$5-$10
Having your kid blow his head off b/c you didn't want to spend the money = Priceless
Speaking My Peace

United States

#7 Jan 14, 2010
WHAT THE HELL WAS THE GUN DOING IN A CLOSET, LOADED AND NOT LOCKED UP?!?!?! Parents should have common sense to know that toddlers get into EVERYTHING!!! Thats why they have child safety locks for your cabinets, and electrical outlet covers, and many other things so that stupid things like this can be prevented.

I hope this little boy pulls through. And I hope CSS intervien and keep the child away from his parents. I know this may seem rude but Anyone who doesn't have common sense should not be a parent. This just blows my mind that the gun was left out. And another thing,......WHERE THE HELL WERE THE PARENTS WHEN THIS HAPPENED??? HAD YOU BEEN WATCHING YOUR CHILD LIKE A "PARENT" SHOULD THEN THIS WOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED!!!!!!!

United States

#8 Jan 14, 2010
bueller wrote:
Gun Lock =$5-$10
Having your kid blow his head off b/c you didn't want to spend the money = Priceless
You can actually get FREE gunlocks through the PD.
That even makes it more tragic and senseless.
Come on

Philadelphia, PA

#9 Jan 14, 2010
It is so easy to blame the parents. I have never left a loaded, unlocked gun within reach of my toddler, but I've certainly accidentally overlooked some situations or some things around the house that could have been dangerous. Parents are not perfect and I'm sure these parents are going throught he worst imaginable hell right now. Let us pray for them and for their child and not try to lash out at them for a horrible, horrible mistake.

Manchester, PA

#10 Jan 14, 2010
Gun locks are for morons, do the criminals use gun locks ? There Is no reason to have a round In the chamber . A 2 year old would not know how to chamber a round or have the arm strength.
Ruff Rider

Dillsburg, PA

#11 Jan 14, 2010
Just a bad situation for all parties involved. Poor kid..the parents are going nuts right about now. Yeah should not have had a round in the chamber..i agree, but hell i make the same mistakes...no one wants to get a safety lock...but when this kinda accident happens you wish you had of had one, or hid the gun better. Poor child
Ruff Rider

Dillsburg, PA

#12 Jan 14, 2010
God takes care of babies and fools...She/he'll be just fine, the parents will be haunted by this forever
truth b told

Etters, PA

#13 Jan 14, 2010
some people just arent fit to be parents. How totally stupid can you be to let a loaded gun ANYWHERE that a child could possibly see or find??? And then to put the kid down for a nap in the same room as the gun, come on, where are the brains here?? Oh, yeah, the parents must not have any!!!

Red Lion, PA

#14 Jan 14, 2010
He has now passed may his soul rest in peace
Dover PA

York, PA

#15 Jan 14, 2010
He is now in the hands of his heavenly father, and with his uncle who passed less than a month ago. Please people, show some compassion, you have no clue what this poor family has endured in this past year. I as a parent know I am not perfect, and Lord knows I have made my fair share of mistakes . God is Good, and only he knows what his plan is. It is for him to judge and not us.God Bless this entire family.

Roxbury, PA

#16 Jan 14, 2010
In my town the township give the gun lock away. such a shame for that little fellow.

Mount Wolf, PA

#17 Jan 14, 2010
I feel sad for both parties, what is done is done now and nothing can change that fact. We as parents have all made mistakes, should've, could've and all of our would have's to prevent things from happening. But on WGAL's report, this poor mother had layed him down for a nap. Yes they get up and move around and no the gun should have never been in the reach of any child, but we don't always think of everything until something happens unfortunately.
These parents will pay will pay the worst price and learn the hardest lesson, i myself would never, could never imagine losing one of my children. I truly believe this would kill me inside.
My prayers and thoughts for this family and this poor child. God be with you.
As for the gun locks, i personally don't believe in them. I was brought up around guns and as a child i would have never thought to touch a gun without permission at the shooting range with an adult. If they had this gun in the house for protection (and this is the only reason I feel this way) then I feel it needs to be loaded and ready, out of reach and hidden from children but a child safety lock doesn't help when you have an intruder and you don't have time for that. GUNS DON'T KILL PEOPLE, PEOPLE CHOOSE TO KILL PEOPLE WITH GUNS.
Family Friend

Lancaster, PA

#18 Jan 14, 2010
For all of you judgemental people on here, first you don't know the whole story and second your not god so you have no room to judge the family. My heart and prayers go out to the family as they have to deal with the loss of the precious baby boy tonight and would trade places with him in a heart beat. There baby boy will be 3 in 5 days and that will be very hard to deal with him not being here anymore. So some of you people on here should be more compassionate and just think what if this happened to your family because accidents do happen!

Cherry Hill, NJ

#19 Jan 14, 2010
Parents should be charged for at least manslaughter.

No different then getting drunk and running somebody over with your vehicle.

Charge irresponsible, lazy, parents, and make examples of them.

This is a crime of total negligence!

I have long guns and handguns as well, and two little boys around this poor child’s age.

My guns are locked inside relatively inexpensive, strong, steel, gun cabinets.

Latest update on this poor little guy is that he is brain dead, so no folks, he won’t be pulling through.

So very, very, sad, and all it would have taken was just a tiny ounce of common sense.

Any gun shop would have given these people a trigger lock for free if they had sought one.

A loaded, accessible, unsecured gun with small children playing in the house is criminal.

Hanover, PA

#20 Jan 14, 2010
something is wrong with DA Krarney if he believes a two year old could possibily shoot himself in the head. How did he get in the closet and get ahold of a gun much less hold the gun pointed at his head and pull the trigger.

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