A father shot his 11-year old kid in the face Friday night during a discussion on firearm safety in St. Joseph, Missouri. Seems like a tough lesson, we guess this is one of those “building character” kind of teaching moments and it probably worked. Junior’s not going to forget where the safety switch is now…and he’s probably rethinking the whole “lets go hunting with guns in the woods all alone with dad” idea right now.
The St. Joseph News-Press reports that the boy sustained serious injuries Friday night while cleaning guns and planning a hunting trip with his father.
Shelton says the projectile lodged below the boy’s jaw. The boy was able to walk to the ambulance. He was taken to a St. Joseph Hospital and then flown to Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City.
How long do you think they all rode in the ambulance until the dad turned to his son, patted him on the back and said “Lets not tell mom about this, ok?”