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8 Children Shot In 8 Days Across The US

From Saturday, May 4, through Saturday, May 11, at least eight children have been shot across the nation.

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Monday, May 6 - Indianapolis, Indiana

4-year-old boy shoots self in hand with father's gun: Indianapolis' RTV6 reported the child shot himself after removing a gun from his father's safe, according to Indianapolis Police.

Tuesday, May 7 - Houston, Texas

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7-year-old boy shot by brother with .22-caliber rifle: The Houston Chronicle reported the boys were in the bathtub when their mother stepped away. The boy got out, found the rifle and accidentally shot his brother, according to Houston Police.

Wednesday, May 8 - Corsicana, Texas

2-year-old boy shoots, kills self with handgun: The Houston Chronicle reported the boy found the gun in a bedroom and shot himself in the head as his father was in a nearby walk-in closet.

Friday, May 10 - Camden, New Jersey


12-year-old boy shot in face by 11-year-old friend with .38-caliber revolver: FOX Philadelphia reported the boys were playing with a gun they found the gun, when it fired into the boy's face.

According to the Children's Defense Fund, one-third of all households with children younger than 18 have a gun, and more than 40 percent of gun-owning households with children store their guns unlocked, the Sun Sentinel reported. The fund also reported that 22 percent of children with gun-owning parents handled guns in their homes without their parents' knowledge.

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