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Arrest after Del. boy, 3, fires shotgun

Seaford police have arrested an 18-year-old woman after her 3-year-old son fired two shots from a .410 shotgun, which struck the roll-up door of a firehouse.

Christy Smullen has been charged with discharging a weapon in the city limits, endangering the welfare of a child and other offenses. She was released on $8,000 unsecured bail.

It happened about 2:10 p.m. Wednesday when officers received a report that the firehouse was being shot at.

A spokesman says officers found two bullet holes in a roll-up door of the firehouse. 

Police say an investigation showed that a 3-year-old boy on a porch across the street had gotten the loaded shotgun from the home and fired at the firehouse. 

-- The News Journal of Wilmington

By Washington Post Editors  |  August 27, 2010; 7:54 AM ET
Categories:  Delaware  
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After she is booked they need to take turn whipping her stupid tail

Posted by: bigheadbull2 | August 27, 2010 8:22 AM | Report abuse

I support responsible gun ownership (don't own one myself), including training on use, care, and SECURE storage as well as registration. I also support responsible parenting. This woman displays neither. The child should be removed from the home and she hopefully will be convicted and then never allowed to own a gun again.

Posted by: DecafDrinker | August 27, 2010 9:45 AM | Report abuse

DecafDrinker; agreed - I guess when you spawn at 15 it's a pretty good indication of your maturity level.

I feel bad for the kid; he's going to have a tough time in life.

Posted by: reiflame1 | August 27, 2010 10:13 AM | Report abuse

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