Fund set up to help bury 10-year-old who was shot | People
A fund has been set up to help bury a 10-year-old boy who died playing with a gun.
His family is facing hard financial times, and they opened a fund to help pay for his burial.
If you would like to contribute, you can go to any First Tennessee Branch and donate. Just tell the bank teller it is for the Alfreddie Gipson fund or mention it was for the 10-year-old boy who was shot.
The Brinkley Heights Urban Academy 7th grader died Christmas Day, when police say he and his 12-year-old brother were playing with a loaded gun.
The gun accidentally fired and the bullet struck Alfreddie in the stomach.
He later died at LeBonheur Children's Hospital.
"To get the message out that if guns are in the home, that they need to be secured and make sure the kids cannot get to those guns," said Heights Baptist Church Pastor Tim Cox.
In light of the tragedy, listed are some Gun Safety Tips that might help you prevent accidents.
- If you have a gun lock the trigger and then put the weapon in a box or some thing you can also lock.
- And remember to talk with your children about firearms and the risk they present.
- You're also going to want to warn your child about staying away from guns at friends homes they may visit.
The bottom line is to prevent the kind of tragedy that killed Alfreddie Gipson.
The district attorney is looking into the case and no charges have been filed.