Boy accidentally shoots himself to death with grandparents gun

A 10-year-old boy who mistook a gun for a toy has accidentally shot himself to death in Blantyre.

Police say the incident has taken place at Chindebvu Village, in the area of Traditional Authority Kapeni in Blantyre.

The boy was playing with his grandfather’s gun, police said.

According to police, the boy, identified as Omar Cheucheu sneaked into his grandparents bedroom where he started playing with the gun that the family owns.

It is said while playing with the firearm, the young boy accidentally pulled a trigger and shot himself dead.

His elder brother went to the bedroom after hearing the gun shots and found him in pool of blood dead.

After this, Omar was rushed to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Chileka police publicist, Peter Mchiza has since reminded those possessing guns to ensure total security of the fire arms so that children must not reach out to them.

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akanatani bauleni
akanatani bauleni
1 month ago

Guns are supposed to be kept mosamala, why did the granny left a loaded gun with safety lock open, zinazi zoziyamba dala. komanso ana amasiku ano sakuopa kulowa kuzipinda kwa makolo, and sakukwapulidwa akusekeleledwa kwambiri no wonder a life has been lost.MHSRIP

Hora
Hora
1 month ago

How about investigating the issue of the muzzle loader our colleague has confessed to own, ignore if I don’t understand what a muzzle loader is.

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago

Why did this grandy put a loaded gun within reach of children… I have a muzzle loader but the bullets are well locked away from the gun which is well aloft and out reach and site of anyone except me…I use a combined number coffer for the bullets…this is reckless on the part of the old man….

Charles
Charles
1 month ago
Reply to  Jonas

Jonas, a muzzle loader gun does not have conventional ‘bullets’ like a pistol, a shot gun or a rifle that you can lock away. From the information you have given the gun that you have is not a muzzle loading gun.

Chisale
Chisale
1 month ago

Lesson learnt the hard way. This gun could have been kept well out of sight or reach. If you display something a child will try to pick it up. Shame!

Okay
Okay
1 month ago

Chileka police don’t be quick to close the case. There is no harm in investigating a few leads. Koma mukatero mwamaliza?

HAPPY
HAPPY
1 month ago
Reply to  Okay

YES INVESTIGATE FOR SURE

John chidongo
1 month ago
Reply to  Okay

Kkkk Okey. Remember those police are not well trained . From whatsoever the form levels to Police Training School that’s all not even going for any police specialization training like the way other countries do. Kamuzu was the best on sending people for specialization

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