Tragedy in Florida: a two-year-old boy kills his father with an accidental shot

Tfter the latest shootings in the US, comes the umpteenth news of a tragedy related to firearms. A two-year-old boy accidentally shot his father.. The 26-year-old man died shortly after at a hospital near Orlando, Florida. The pistol, loaded, had been left unattended. That is why the mother, Marie Ayala, has been arrested. She is charged with negligent homicide.

The accident happened on May 26. The local police, who went to the place where the events occurred, found the woman trying to revive Reggie Mabry, the child’s father. Both were on probation for drug use and child neglect. The two-year-old boy had found the gun in a bag on the floor. I pointed at the father, who was playing on his computer, and accidentally fired. The couple had three children.

“Gun owners who don’t properly secure their guns are a fraction of a second away from one of these tragedies,” Orange County Sheriff John Mina told a news conference. “Now these kids have lost both of their parents. One is dead and the other is in jail. And a kid has to live knowing that he shot his father,” he lamented.

The state of New York prohibits the sale of firearms to those under the age of 21.

The tragedy occurred in the midst of the debate on gun control in the United States. After the shootings of recent weeks, the governor of New York, Kathy Hochul, announced yesterday that Increases the minimum age to acquire weapons to 21 years. “Gun violence is an epidemic that is tearing our country apart. Thoughts and prayers will not solve the problem, but strong actions will,” Hochul said.

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