Over the weekend, it was reported that a 5 year-old boy was the victim of an alleged self-inflicted gun wound from a .22 caliber handgun. The couple who cares for the child told officers he was playing with a handgun, which belongs to Sonday Bishop, the mother’s boyfriend.
In an exclusive statement to local news station WMUR, Bishop explained that he has raised the child for the last five years and considers the boy to be his son. He went on to say the lack of empathy from the public has added “a deeper sadness to an already depressing situation.”
“You must understand, I love my son and have raised him alongside my girlfriend of 5 years, as my own, with the best intentions. In order to keep this short I conclude with the only word that efficiently explains the incident in question…ACCIDENT…”
The child was treated for non-life-threatening injuries after the shooting. Police stated that the injuries were to the child’s lower extremity. Manchester police seized the gun for further investigation.
h/t: Freak Out Nation