Had the little girl been packing, no doubt she could have defended herself.
A biological grandmother of one of the children was picking the children up from the home of their aunt and uncle, Gregory said. The grandmother schools the children at her home, the chief said.
When the boy entered the grandmother’s van, he picked up a 9mm pistol resting in the door of the van and accidentally fired it, Gregory said. The bullet went through the boy’s hand and struck the girl in the thigh, Gregory said.