Toddler Accidentally Shot in Thumb at Sandy Springs Home

The incident occurred Monday afternoon. The three-year-old was taken to the hospital and released.


Provided by Sandy Springs Police Capt. Steve Rose

A three-year-old child was injured Monday afternoon after shooting himself in the thumb at the home of his father's girlfriend. 

The shooting took place at Village Creek Trace, the residence of 28-year old Shaunell Tameka Robinson, according to Sandy Springs Police Capt. Steve Rose.

The child's father Kevin Kennard, 35, of Marietta and Robinson took him to Children’s Hospital in Sandy Springs where he was treated and later released.

Officers were contacted by social workers at the hospital and later detectives interviewed the pair.

It appears the child crawled under a bed where Robinson kept a .380 pistol. The child then discharged the gun, shooting himself in the thumb. Both Shaunell Robinson and Kevin Kennard were home at the time.

Shaunell Robinson is charged with Reckless Conduct. She will appear on May 16 in Sandy Springs Municipal Court. The weapon was placed into the SSPD property room.   

Josh Renfroe April 03, 2013 at 02:05 AM
The only thing that can stop a bad toddler with a gun is a good toddler with a gun. That toddler's second amendment rights were violated when the parents took that gun away.


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