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6-year-old who shot trainer has ‘acute incapacity’

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The household of a 6-year-old boy who shot and wounded his trainer in Virginia stated Thursday that the kid suffered from “an acute incapacity” and that certainly one of his dad and mom often accompanied him at school however didn’t the week the capturing occurred.

Additionally on Thursday, the hospital that had been treating the trainer stated that she was launched earlier this week and is constant outpatient care.

The assertion from the boy’s household was launched by way of the workplace of lawyer James S. Ellenson. It’s the first public communication from the kid’s household because the capturing occurred on Jan. 6 within the metropolis of Newport Information.

“Our household has all the time been dedicated to accountable gun possession and conserving firearms out of the attain of youngsters,” stated the household, which was not recognized. “The firearm our son accessed was secured.”

The assertion didn’t elaborate additional on the place the 9mm handgun was saved or what they meant by “secured.”

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