Have you ever fired off a gun in celebration for an event like New Years or the 4th of July?
I’m originally from a densely populated part of New Jersey, so firing off a gun is pretty frowned upon by the neighbors, but for some families, this is common practice.
Unfortunately, for one family, it ended with a trip to the hospital and a gunshot wound. Cameron Eli Compton was being put into his car-seat by his mother, after her and her husband waited for the celebratory gunshots and fireworks had died down on New Year’s Eve.
But then the Mama heard a pop too close to her ear and she knew exactly what the sound was. He son had been hit in the shoulder by a wayward bullet that went right through his shoulder.
Doctors say had the bullet been a few inches over, the shot could’ve pierced Cameron’s vitals, resulting in a fatal wound. Thankfully, the bullet was removed from Cameron’s arm and he’s expected to make a full recovery from his injury.
But please don’t go firing off a gun in celebration. Incidents like these are more common than you think and not all end with just a short trip to the hospital. So please let friends and family know about this story and SHARE on social media.
[Featured Image: Dustin Compton]