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Idaho Press-Tribune, 4/11/2010
Treasure Valley Idaho 15-year-old accidentally shoots father while target shooting
A 15-year-old boy accidentally shot his father with a small-caliber gun while the pair were target shooting. The father required surgery though the injuries were not life threatening.

WSB-TV2 (Atlanta), 4/9/2010
Spalding Georgia 4-year-old girl shot by twin brother with father's gun
A four-year-old boy found his father's loaded gun and ended up shooting his twin sister with the weapon inside the family house. The parents were in the house at the time. The girl was shot in the leg and is expected to recover.

The Herald-Mail (Hagerstown, MD), 4/9/2010
Berkeley County West Virginia boy, 11, accidentally kills self with gun
An 11-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed himself with a gun in the home that did not belong to any family member. The boy's sister was in the apartment when the shooting occured.

Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY), 3/29/2010
Louisville Kentucky boy, 12, killed by 14-year-old brother with gun in the home
A 12-year-old boy was shot and killed by his half brother, 14, while the pair played with a handgun kept in their house. It is unclear who owned the gun or how it was stored. The boys were alone in the house at the time of the shooting.

MyFox Tampa Bay, 3/26/2010
Port Richey Florida 2-year-old shoots herself with gun left on nightstand
A 2-year-old girl accidentally shot herself with a gun left sitting out loaded on the nightstand. The firearm is believed to be owned by the toddler's mother's boyfriend.

St. Petersburg Times, 3/6/2010
St. Petersburg boy, 17, shot by 17-year-old friend playing with gun
A 17-year-old boy was shot by his 17-year-old friend as the friend twirled a loaded gun on his finger. The boys said they found the firearm.

ABC4-WTAE Pittsburgh, 3/6/2010
Swissvale Pennsylvania 10-year-old accidentally shoots friend, 14
A 10-year-old boy accidentally shot his 14-year-old friend with a gun found loaded in the house. There were five kids playing with two guns while there were adult in the house when the accident happened. It is unclear where the guns came from.

NBC4 Miami, 2/28/2010
Deerfield Beach Florida boy, 10, kills brother, 11 with father's gun
A 10-year-old boy shot and killed his 11-year-old brother with a loaded gun found in their father's car. The gun belonged to the dad who put it in the car earlier the day and forgot to bring it back in the house with him.

WHNT News-19 (Huntsville, AL), 2/28/2010
Theodore Alabama 15-year-old shoot cousin, 17, with found rifle
A 15-year-old accidentally shot his cousin, 17, with a rifle found in the woods. The gun accidentally discharged when the boys hit the gun against a car window.

Montgomery Advertiser, 2/22/2010
Montgomery Alabama 14-year-old accidentally shot in chest
A 14-year-old boy was accidentally shot in the chest while playing with a gun with two other boys. It is unclear who was holding the gun when it discharged or how the boys got the firearm.

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