Thursday, June 29, 2017


An Indiana father was teaching his twin 10-year-old sons gun safety when he accidentally shot his 9-year-old daughter to death

Eric Hummel, 33, of Hobart, Indiana is facing charges of neglect of a dependent resulting in death, battery resulting in death to a person less than 14 years old, reckless homicide and two counts of neglect of a dependent.

What did Eric do?

On June 10, Hummel was teaching his twin 10-year-old sons not to handle his semi-auto pistol when – KABOOM – the gun went off. The bullet struck his 9-year-old daughter in the head. She died shortly after arriving at a hospital.

During his frantic panic-stricken 911 call, Hummel told the dispatcher that “I had my gun and I pulled the trigger, and I didn’t realize there was a bullet in there, and I shot my daughter.”

A bit later Hummel was heard saying “What the fuck just happened.” Then he pleaded with his daughter, “Please don’t go. Oh my God, please don’t go.”

A tragic ending to a gun safety lesson only too real.


bob walsh said...

Damn shame.

Anonymous said...

I keep my weapons locked up. All it takes is one curious grandchild to have a disaster. I sleep with a pistol on my night stand but locked in a box with a lighted pushbutton combination that springs open when entered.