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Teen Killed by Accidental Shot From BB Gun

Police investigating incident in Florida

(Newser) - Family members of a 17-year-old boy killed with a BB gun are demanding answers of the man whose 8-year-old son fired the fatal shot. Ivan Johnson, 17, died Feb. 4, three days after he was accidentally shot in the left eye, according to police in Tampa, Florida. Johnson was riding...

Beware: Someone Is 'Hunting' Cats in California

$10K reward seeks to end the abuse in Oakland

(Newser) - There's a new $10,000 reward for information on Oakland's serial shooter … of cats. Friends of Oakland Animal Services announced the reward this week after four male cats were found shot by pellet guns in a 2-mile radius of the Lower Dimond neighborhood over five weeks, reports...

They Thought He Was a Goner. Then a Priest Spoke

Maine teen expected to recover after BB lodged in brain

(Newser) - When Charlie Quimby arrived at a Maine hospital Sunday with a small metal ball buried in his brain, the outlook was so grave that a priest read his last rites before two hours were up. Then Quimby sat up and said hello. "I'm telling you, it was right...

Actor Could Get 10 Years for Using Prop Gun Without Permit

'Robert De Niro doesn't ask Marty Scorsese if he has gun permits'

(Newser) - An actor who played a bit part in an independent gangster film is facing 10 years in state prison because he used a prop pellet gun without a state gun permit, the AP reports. Carlo Goias was charged under New Jersey's strict gun law, which requires permits for firearms,...

Kindergartener Threatens Principal With Pellet Gun

'This is a gun and it's used to kill people'

(Newser) - A kindergartener brought a pellet gun to school and used it to threaten at least one staff member Thursday in California, KABC reports. According to NBC San Diego , the 5-year-old boy took the gun out of his backpack as students were preparing to leave for the day. After his teacher...

Best Friend Kills Boy, 12, With Pellet Gun

Justin Ingle and best friend were playing when accident occurred

(Newser) - A night of fun between two best friends at a sleepover turned deadly when one allegedly accidentally shot the other in the head with a pellet gun, McAlester News-Capital reports. Justin Ingle, 12, died Saturday at a Tulsa, Okla., hospital of head trauma, reports the Raw Story . The incident happened...

DC Santa Shot in Back by Pellet Gun

And barely misses a beat as helpers step up

(Newser) - Grandma may have escaped that perennially reckless reindeer this year, but somebody with a pellet gun got the better of a guy playing Santa in southeast DC, reports the Washington Post . "Man, this is awesome," Xavier Hawkins was crowing just before he was shot in the back yesterday...

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