Toddler shot with airgun

Postby Robin B » August 26th, 2008, 7:59 am

This is sad what has happened although I do strongly beleive that there should be supoervision at all times when using guns and that children especially that young should be no where near the reach of a gun. but I will pray for the boy/his sister and the family as well as all the nursing staff and those who were 1st at the sceen of this accident.
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Toddler shot with airgun
ITN - Tuesday, August 26 04:59 amA five-year-old girl has shot her brother in the head with an airgun after their father turned his back to answer a phonecall.

Rashid Rullah, who is 18 months old, had been playing in his family's back garden with his father and sister when the tragic accident happened on Sunday in Washwood Heath, Birmingham.

His father, handyman Bakht Zaman, was using the gun for target practice moments before the accident.

He then turned his back to answer his mobile phone, having left it loaded in preparation for his next shot.

The boy, whose family is from north-west Pakistan, remains in a critical condition in Birmingham's Children's Hospital.

The boy's grandfather Bakht Rammand, 48, said: "Everybody's in shock. There are no words to describe it really. The whole road loves them."

He said: "The children usually come down here and spend all day, every day with us. When they went home on Sunday they were playing with their dad in the garden.

"He was target practising with the gun and then somebody rang his mobile. The gun was ready to fire and he answered the phone.

"Rashid's sister is really active and she got hold of the gun and pointed it at her brother. He was on the high ground and she was on the low ground. It hit him right in the middle of the back of his head."

Mr Rammand said doctors were unable to operate on the boy as he was still unconscious.

West Midlands Police said the shooting appeared to be a "tragic accident".

Detective Inspector Simon Vowles said: "While we are still trying to establish precisely what happened; this does appear to be a tragic accident involving young children."
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Postby iluvk9 » August 26th, 2008, 8:50 am

Oh, how horrible!

I am not sure what an air gun is, although we have them here. Do pellets/ammunition come out of them?
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Postby maberi » August 26th, 2008, 8:55 am

Yes, these are pellet/bb guns
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Postby iluvk9 » August 26th, 2008, 9:05 am

maberi wrote:Yes, these are pellet/bb guns


:shock: Oh, brother.
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » August 26th, 2008, 9:10 am

Poor kid. That dad must feel horrible.
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Postby TinaMartin » August 26th, 2008, 10:23 am

Unfortunately people dont think that air-guns can do any serious damage and I have seen many cases where people useing them need to be reminded they are still a gun.
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Postby amazincc » August 26th, 2008, 4:35 pm

Good thoughts to all of them... I hope the boy is able to recover. :sad2:
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » September 1st, 2008, 6:30 pm

How sad... :(
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Postby hugapitbull » September 1st, 2008, 7:46 pm

Very sad and such a senseless accident.
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Postby airwalk » September 1st, 2008, 7:49 pm

How horrible for all involved.
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Postby Robin B » September 3rd, 2008, 8:52 pm

Sadly it was reported on tuesday in a free new paper that I read while waiting at the audiology department that the Toddler who was shot by an air gun had died.

it truly is very sad thing that has happened, but the poor todderler had put up a fight to live and the nursing staff and all who were rsponible for his medical care must of tried desperately to help hm to stay alive.
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