BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (WCCO) – Bloomington police say it is a miracle that a 10-month-old boy was not killed after a round from a high-powered rifle hit his crib, missing his head by inches.
Ten-month-old Charlie Sewell was asleep when a man visiting the home next door accidentally discharged a semi-automatic rifle.
The round went through the neighbor’s home, through the walls of the Sewell’s home, through Charlie’s stuffed animals, hit his crib and landed in the carpet.
“It didn’t dawn on us that it penetrated the house,” Erik Sewell said.
The Sewell family woke at midnight to find Daniel Larson at their front door telling them he had accidentally fired a high-powered rifle into their house.
“My finger slipped down and discharged the weapon,” Larson said.
He feels really bad about it, though, so, it’s okay! I don’t know why it “didn’t dawn” on them that the bullet might have traveled inside the house next door. That’s what fucking high-powered weapons do, you moron.
“I came in here [the nursery] and the cops were in here. And I said, ‘What is all this white stuff?’ And they said that the bunny had been hit,” Carin Sewell said.
The round hit Charlie’s basket of stuffed animals and then hit his crib, just inches from his head.
An officer found the bullet buried in the carpet.
“He [the officer] looked at me and said this is nothing short of a miracle that he is alive,” Carin Sewell said.
The story goes on to say that the Sewell family does not believe high-powered weapons should be allowed in residential neighborhoods. I’m sure they’ll get flamed by the gun loons for their trouble.
Thank you, NRA! We’re still not safer.