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7 year old boy killed outside Mercer Co gun shop

The Associated Press
Posted: Saturday, December 8, 2012, 1:35 PM

MERCER, Pa. - Authorities say a 7-year-old boy has been fatally shot at a western Pennsylvania gun store.

It happened around 11 a.m. Saturday outside Twigs Reloading Den in East Lackawanna Township, about 60 miles north of Pittsburgh. One of the store's owners, Leonard Mohney, says it happened in the parking lot.

Wow! Article is short on details, but WTF happened? Absolutely horrible tragedy.
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Very sad, indeed.

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Absolutely tragic. A cruel reminder that safety is always #1 even when you are among like minded people.
The law? The law is a human institution...

Surprised this one hasn't been posted yet, or I missed it....

Quote:A father shot and killed his 7-year-old son Saturday morning outside a Pennsylvania gun store in what police described as a tragic accident, authorities said.

The Pennsylvania State Police are investigating the death as an accidental shooting and are awaiting the results of the results of an autopsy.

“It’s just a tragedy — it’s terrible,” State Trooper Robert Perrine told the Los Angeles Times He declined to comment further.

The shooting occurred Saturday morning in the parking lot of Twigs Reloading Den in Mercer. Police said the gun fired as Joseph Loughrey, 44, and his son Craig were entering their vehicle.

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported that Loughrey told police he had emptied the magazine of his 9-millimeter Taurus handgun, and he didn’t know there was a bullet in the chamber. The gun discharged and his son was struck in the chest.

State police said Loughrey was cooperative and distraught during questioning, the newspaper reported.

“I know that little kid was everything to him,” Mark McLaughlin, Loughrey’s friend and co-worker, told the newspaper.

State Police Lt. Eric Hermick told the Tribune-Review that the man could face such charges as manslaughter and negligence.

The article states it "discharged", not that he had it in his hand..... any ideas how that happened?
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Weird, I was on quite a lot yesterday and never saw that thread. Oh well.
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RugerGirl;50646 Wrote:State Police Lt. Eric Hermick told the Tribune-Review that the man could face such charges as manslaughter and negligence.


Isn't losing your son enough punishment? Very sad.
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MERCER, Pa. (AP) - December 9, 2012 (WPVI) -- A man's handgun went off while he was holding it as he got into his truck in the parking lot of a western Pennsylvania gun store Saturday, and the shot killed his 7-year-old son, authorities said.

Joseph V. Loughrey, 44, of Sharpsville, was getting into the truck when the 9 mm handgun discharged, wounding Craig Allen Loughrey in the chest, according to state police. The boy died at the scene at Twigs Reloading Den in East Lackawannock Township, 60 miles north of Pittsburgh.

Investigators said Loughrey told them he didn't realize there was a bullet still in the chamber. "This happens all too often where people think the gun was empty," Lt. Eric Hermick told The Pittsburgh Triubune
Loughrey was trying to sell two guns at the store - one a scope rifle and the other, the handgun, state police said. The owners told Loughrey the store doesn't buy guns so Loughrey and his son returned to the truck with them. Loughrey put the boy in the passenger seat and loaded the rifle into the truck, state police said. He was attempting to get inside and reached to put the handgun in the center storage console when it fired, they said.
Loughrey was questioned by state police, who said he was cooperative and distraught. The shooting is being investigated as an accident, although Loughrey could face charges, including manslaughter and negligence, Hermick told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

"I know that little kid was everything to him," Mark McLaughlin of Fredonia, a friend and co-worker of Loughrey's at Superior Well Services in Fredonia, told the Tribune-Review.

Messages left for the coroner's office and at a listing in Loughrey's name were not immediately returned.
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What a nightmare.

The gun is always loaded, even when it isn't, even if Jesus is the one handing it over to you. And it's why you should always be paranoid when someone is sweeping.
Yeah....magazine safeties are 'stupid.'

Almost as stupid as the father in this story. Shame his gun didn't have one....OR a Loaded Chamber Indicator.

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The kid would still be alive if that firearm had either device (or if the father was not a total moron). I wonder if this genius is one of those:

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...type people.

IMO, he should be shot in the face repeatedly so he does not infect the rest of society with his stupidity.

bogey1;50650 Wrote:Isn't losing your son enough punishment? Very sad.

He didn't "lose" his son, he negligently shot him. Because he is an idiot. I hope they throw the book at him.

The next time one of you thinks you're too cool for an LCI or magazine safety....please remember this father and the son he killed because he is a total jackass.

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