11 Year-Old Fatally Shot By 4 Year-Old, While "Supervising" Adult Flees The Scene

by
Owen Poindexter
An 11 year-old boy was shot and killed by a 4 year-old relative when a party for little kids was left unsupervised with a gun.

An 11 year-old boy was shot and killed by a 4 year-old relative when a party for little kids was left unsupervised with a gun. Jarvan Jackson was trying to get the gun away from the 4 year-old and 2 year-old who were playing with it when the gun went off, wounding Jackson, who later died in Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida.
 
That's the sad part of this particular story, here's the ugly part. The adult in the apartment, who we only know was a male not related to Jackson, thought mostly of himself when the shooting happened. A neighbor heard the shot and the screaming, called 911, and did what she could to help until the ambulance got there.
 
"I went inside the house, because I heard all the kids screaming," said the neighbor, who chooses to remain anonymous. "And I see the little boy, laying on his back." That sight wasn't enough to make the other adult there to try and help someone other than himself. "'Oh no, you have to help, I'm going to prison, my life is over!'" the neighbor recalls him saying.
 
That is the epitome of self-centered behavior: a boy is shot, but not dead, five other kids are covered in blood and freaking out, and one of them, the 4 year-old who pulled the trigger is injured as well. What do you do? Tell the neighbor to handle it and get out of here.

Jarvan Jackson joins the ranks of a group America should be shamed into doing something about: since the massacre at Newtown CT, a child has died every other day due to guns.

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