Sunday, March 23, 2008

Pistol Cooks Off in Oven

Man charged after gun in oven goes off, injuring 2, according to the Chicago Daily Herald.

Chicago police say two children were injured when a loaded handgun hidden inside an oven discharged when the stove was heated for cooking. Twenty-four-year-old Anthony Smith of Chicago has been charged with two counts of endangering the life of a child. Police spokesman Marcel Bright says Smith apparently had hidden the gun in the oven. The injured children's sister was cooking Friday afternoon when the gun went off. A 4-year-old boy is in stable condition with a gunshot wound to the leg. His 12-year-old brother was struck on the forehead by a fragment from the gun. He has been treated and released.

Smith, a convicted felon on parole, also was charged with unlawful use of a weapon.

This is why I have a Glock. They're made of microwave-safe plastic.

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