In the course of working with survivors of gun violence, we see heartbreaking tragedies everyday. This one is especially wrenching.
A teen holding a gun in his family home unintentionally fired the weapon. The round traveled through a wall, striking and killing his mother in the kitchen. In his grief, the boy shot himself on the street in front of their home. The New York Post has the complete story here.
These stories break our hearts. If you own a gun, remember: guns should locked and inaccessible to children. Safe storage saves lives.