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Boy, 7, shoots thumb

Authorities: He found gun in his grandmother’s safe

A local 7-year-old boy shot his thumb Saturday evening after finding his grandmother’s gun in a safe that was left open, authorities said.

The woman was working with documents in the safe at her home on Sunrise Avenue north of Crescent City when she left it unattended, said sheriff’s Commander Bill Steven.

The boy went into the room of the safe, found the gun and pulled the trigger — shooting off a small portion of his thumb, Steven said.

He was treated for a minor wound at the hospital.

“We’ll call this one extremely lucky that it was as minor as it was,” said Steven. “It’s another reminder to secure and educate.” 

He encourages gun owners to help their children understand the dangers of weapons and have them adhere to safety rules.

A suggestion to file a charge of negligent storage of a firearm has been submitted to the District Attorney’s Office, a sheriff’s spokesperson said.

Reach Anthony Skeens at askeens @triplicate.com.

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