Oklahoma Toddler Shot In Shoulder While Watching Fireworks Show

A young girl was shot in the shoulder while she watched Fourth of July fireworks in Oklmulgee, Oklahoma, KWTV Channel 9 News reported.

Police believe the shot was fired from a distance. 

“What goes up, must come down,” Stephen Sutton, from Oklahoma City, said according to the Examiner. “A bullet doesn’t just disappear when it leaves a gun. It has land somewhere. Until people learn that and stop shooting guns in the air, there will be more accidents like this. People need to practice gun safety, not gun stupidity.”

The toddler was taken to a local hospital.


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