Boy Shot in Face by Friend in 'Senseless' Accident | NBC 10 Philadelphia

Boy Shot in Face by Friend in 'Senseless' Accident

IBN Anderson is recovering at Cooper Hospital in Camden, five days after being shot in the face



    IBN Anderson, 12, was accidentally shot in the face.

    A 12-year-old Camden boy is recovering in the hospital five days after being shot in the face by his friend.

    IBN Anderson was shot last Friday around 8 a.m. at an apartment at the Crestbury Apartments on the unit block of Hunter Street in Camden.

    Boy Shoots Friend in Face

    [PHI] Boy Shoots Friend in Face
    Two friends were playing with a gun when something went wrong and one of the boys was shot in the face. NBC10’s Monique Braxton talked with the victim’s sister about what happened and where that gun came from.
    (Published Friday, May 10, 2013)

    His 11-year-old friend pulled the trigger, but prosecutors say it appears to have been accidental.

    Investigators say neither child was aware the weapon was loaded.

    Camden Metro Police Chief Scott Thomson describes this as a "senseless tragedy." 

    The boys were getting ready to head to school at H.B. Wilson Elementary school when the shooting happened.

    11-Year-old Shoots 12-Year-Old

    [PHI] 11-Year-old Shoots 12-Year-Old
    A 12-year-old Camden, N.J. boy is hospitalized after being shot in the face by an 11-year-old boy, according to police. NBC10's Monique Braxton reports.
    (Published Friday, May 10, 2013)

    The victim's sister talked with NBC10's Monique Braxton. "He hit the wall. He was like 'please God save my life. Please God save me. And if I die, please let me go to heaven,' " said Nashaya Anderson, who says the boys were playing around.

    Investigators say they are still trying to find out who the gun belonged to and how it got into the hands of two children.


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