CMPD Urging Charlotte To Lock Up Their Guns After 2-Year-Old Kills Himself and 2 Others Injured

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Over the past week, 3 children in Charlotte were shot, and 1 died while playing with unsecured firearms. CMPD is now urging all gun owners in the Charlotte to lock up their guns and keep them away from children.

Last Wednesday, a 2-year-old boy found his father’s unsecured firearm and shot himself with it and was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. 25-year-old Devonte Warren has since been charged with failure to secure a firearm.

On Saturday, 2-year-old Amor Cureton found his father’s unsecured gun while in a hotel room, shot himself, and died. 24-year-old Antonio Thomas Cureton has since been charged with failure to secure a firearm and involuntary manslaughter.

On Sunday, a 7-year-old in Charlotte found his father’s firearm and shot himself with it and was rushed to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Yesterday afternoon, CMPD sent out a tweet urging the public to “LOCK UP YOUR GUNS!” saying it’s not only responsible – it’s the law.

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