Tennessee boy, 7, killed, Shot By Another Child

A 7-year-old boy has died after being shot by another child inside a parked car in Crossville Tennessee.

According to police, the Crossville Police Department said in a news release that four children were left alone inside a car Monday afternoon while their mother and stepfather entered a cellphone store.

Detectives say one of the children found a loaded semi-automatic pistol in their mother’s purse, reports CBS affiliate WVLT in Knoxville. They say the child tried to unload the weapon by removing the magazine when the gun discharged.

WVLT reported, the unidentified boy was flown to a hospital and died later that evening.

Crossville police they will turn their findings over to the district attorney general.

Police say the family is from Sparta in White County.

Tennessee boy, 7, killed, Shot By Another Child

Tennessee boy, 7, killed, Shot By Another Child

Police say a 7-year-old boy has died after being shot by another child inside a parked car in Crossville.

The Crossville Police Department said in a news release that four children were left alone inside a car Monday afternoon while their mother and stepfather entered a cellphone store.

Investigators say one of the children found a loaded semi-automatic pistol in their mother’s purse, reports CBS affiliate WVLT in Knoxville. They say the child tried to unload the weapon by removing the magazine when the gun discharged.

The unidentified boy was flown to a hospital and died later that evening.

Crossville police they will turn their findings over to the district attorney general.

Police say the family is from Sparta in White County.

Tennessee boy, 7, killed Is Just latest incident involving children with guns

An NBC News analysis from last month found that children in America are, tragically, often the victims of gun violence. Since the deadly December 2012 rampage on Sandy Hook elementary school, at least 555 kids under the age of 12 have died from gunshots, both intentional and accidental, according to the analysis. That’s an average of just under one death of a child by firearm every two days

In 2015, a 3-year-old boy shot and killed a 1-year-old in Cleveland with an “unattended firearm,” prompting the city’s police chief to admonish the public’s “fascination” with handguns.

In another incident, an argument between two children over puppies turned tragic when an 11-year-old boy killed his 8-year-old neighbor with a shotgun in Jefferson County, Tenn.

Shannon Watts started a Facebook group after Sandy Hook that turned into a group called Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense. Watts states that the events that transpired at Sandy Hook Elementary will be viewed in the future as a turning point when it comes to dealing the child deaths from guns.

“I wouldn’t wake up and spend 12 hours a day working on this if I didn’t think we were winning. I’m just so saddened by the lives we’re going to lose in the meantime.”