Skip to main content
Advertising

Originally published Monday, March 19, 2012 at 8:32 PM

  • Share:
           
  • Comments (3)
  • Print

Gift gun: mother's shooting ruled accidental

A Yakima County sheriff's spokesman says a 17-year-old boy handling a gun he had just received as a gift accidentally fired the weapon in his home, fatally wounding his mother in another room.

The Associated Press

Most Popular Comments
Hide / Show comments
awww, isn't that a shame. the 17 year old 'boy' will probably face no consequence for... MORE
"The spokesman says he doesn't know who gave the boy the gun." Right. ... MORE
As he is under 18, if he was in possession of the firearm without his parents'... MORE

advertising

SELAH, Wash. —

A Yakima County sheriff's spokesman says a 17-year-old boy handling a gun he had just received as a gift accidentally fired the weapon in his home, fatally wounding his mother in another room.

Sheriff's spokesman Stew Graham said Monday the bullet passed through a wall and hit 33-year-old Vonda Willis-Jean of Selah, Wash., in the head. She died at a local hospital.

Graham says the teen was in legal possession of the handgun when it went off Saturday.

The spokesman says he doesn't know who gave the boy the gun.

---

Information from: Yakima Herald-Republic, http://www.yakimaherald.com

News where, when and how you want it

Email Icon

Career Center Blog

Career Center Blog

How to tame an unruly resume


Advertising