A tragic story out of Cleveland Sunday about a 3-year-old finding a handgun inside a home and accidentally killing his 1-year-old brother has the city's police chief concerned over America's "fascination" with guns.
After visiting the emotional scene, Chief Calvin Williams addressed the media gathered outside the home:
This fascination we have with handguns -- not just in the city -- but in this country has to stop. This is a senseless loss of life in this city again and it’s directly related to guns. And we need to really take a hard look at the things that we’re doing out there on the state, local, and the national level to get some of these guns out of our communities, because nothing good ever happens.
The 1-year-old was identified as Braylon Robinson, who died en route to the hospital from a gunshot wound to the face. Williams told reporters that along with several other children, at least one adult was in the home when the shooting took place. Why the gun was so easily accessible to children remains an unanswered question. Police are currently investigating to find the owner of the weapon and are expected to file charges.
"A 3-year-old can't be held accountable for a tragedy like this," Williams said. "There have to be adults that either supplied the weapons, had charge of the weapons, or knew the weapons were there and didn't do anything to safeguard them."
"It's a sad day for Cleveland," the chief said.
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