WTF? 6-year-old boy shot while jumping on trampoline

The Statesman’s reporting that a 6-year-old boy in Hays County near Kyle was shot and killed yesterday while jumping on a trampoline.

They suspect it was a stray bullet from one of the other surrounding properties. You typically move to suburbs like Kyle to get away from stray bullets. Damn.

Update: News8Austin says they caught the guy that may be responsible. He’s been charged with manslaughter.

2 Comments so far

  1. Tim (unregistered) on April 11th, 2007 @ 10:18 am

    Yes, but people also buy SUVs to be safe. So obviously, the illusion of safety is what they’re interested in, not the reality. I’m sure there are far more guns in Kyle than there are in Austin.

  2. wae (unregistered) on April 11th, 2007 @ 1:37 pm

    A guy shoots towards a home, and the strongest admonishment the Hays County Sheriff could muster was “it’s not okay?” I’ve gotten a worse dressing down for speeding in Hays County.

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