Grandfather Shoots His Two-year Old Grandaughter
In a drunken moment of "messing about" a 69 year old man shot his grand-child.
In the UK its incredibly difficult to get to hold a firearm, a recent story from the US gives a very clear reason as to why.
On Sunday evening the police and paramedics were called to the Tri County View apartment complex in Westchester, Ohio, where they found a two-year old girl who had been shot in the stomach by her 69-year-old grandfather Albert Ibold.
While the police had declared the shooting as “accidental” they have charged the pensioner with child endangerment, and handling a gun while intoxicated. They say that the grandfather was “messing about” with his granddaughter, when he fired one of his guns, and hit her; Albert claimed he had absolutely no idea that the .32 calibre Derringer was loaded.
Alison Ibold the victim, was shot in the hipbone through the side of the stomach, and was due to be released from hospital last evening, while she was unbelievably not seriously hurt by the incident, she will require supervision a hospital spokesperson stated.
An incident that raises more questions than it answers in this authors opinion, firstly how man weapons does the grandfather own? Exactly what sort of messing round does a two-year old understand when it comes to firearms, and finally when a child is that age, they must always be supervised!
Albert Ibold is due at a hearing on the 19th of July, and is currently out on an $11,000 bond.