This is awful, sure enough, but the WOODEN INSISTENCE in the media that such events are “accidental” is hilarious. If you leave two children alone with a loaded gun, the result just doesn’t seem accidental (as in “unexpected”).
Accident: An unexpected and undesirable event, especially one resulting in damage or harm: car accidents on icy roads.
This is an example of serious language degradation (or loss of brain function).
A 13-year-old boy shot his 6-year-old sister with a handgun at their Oakland Park, Fl. home on Saturday, where they appeared to be unsupervised.
“The siblings had been home alone when the teen found the handgun,” Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Dani Moschella said, according to the South Florida Sun Sentinel.
The girl was taken to Broward Health Medical Center where she is listed in critical but stable condition. The incident appeared to be an accidental shooting, according to Moschella.