11 Year Old Shoots Sister In The Head With A 20-Gauge Shot Gun While Playing CSI

Pretend: the sisters were supposedly 'playing CSI' when one was shot in the head with a 20-gauge shotgun.

Pretend: the girls were supposedly imitating the popular show Crime Scene Investigation when one was shot in the head by a 20-gauge shotgun

A 14-year-old girl in Logansport, Indiana, was taken to hospital on Saturday morning after her 11-year-old sister shot her in the head with a 20-gauge shotgun.

Both girls names have been withheld by authorities because of their age, though police did say that their parents were not home at the time of the incident.

Brenda Louthain, a conservation officer who investigated the incident, said the younger girl claimed they were ‘playing CSI’ when she shot her sister.

‘[The 14-year-old] has shot pellets in the head area from a 20-gauge shotgun,’ Louthain said.

The pellets went through a door jam before hitting the girl in the head, which may have lessened the injuries she sustained.

Louthain referred to the shooting as an accident, though it is still under investigation.

This is not the first time that children have been seriously injured while imitating their favourite Hollywood actors.

According to a University of Michigan study, children are heavily influenced by what they watch on television, and this can lead to injuries or death.

‘Children under age eight cannot tell the difference between reality and fantasy, making them more vulnerable to learning from and adopting as reality the violence they see on TV,’ the study asserted.

‘Kids have been injured trying to repeat dangerous stunts they have seen on television shows,’ it continued.

Indiana is a ‘shall issue’ gun state, meaning that residents over the age of 18 are able to apply for both an open or concealed weapon, and in 2010 there were 209 total murders that involved firearms.

Kaiser State Health Facts categorizes the state in the second lowest of four rankings for firearm deaths, meaning that there are 10.6 average deaths per 100,000 people.


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