Friday, March 15, 2013

Dad "accidentally" shoots and kills 10-month-old son (Nashville, Tennessee)

Why are the authorities so quick to call these incidents an "accident"? Funny how most of these "accidental" shootings of children involve fathers--not mothers--and charges are almost never filed.

Dad is identified as LARRY BASS.

Father Accidentally Shoots, Kills Baby

By John Newland, NBC News March 15, 2013Updated Mar 15, 2013 at 9:24 AM PDT

A 10-month-old boy was shot and killed by his father Thursday in an apparent accident at a Nashville, Tenn., hotel, local media reported.

Two police detectives from the Hermitage Precinct were close to the hotel when the call went out and made it to the scene within about three minutes but were unable to resuscitate the child, NBC affiliate WSMV-TV Channel 4 reported.

The child's mother Jacquelin Bass, 28, and the couple's other sons, aged 3 and 2, were in the room when the gun went off, the station said.

The baby was shot once in the chest as his father, Larry Bass, 30, handled the semi-automatic handgun, the Nashville Tennessean reported.

NBC News was unable to independently confirm the accounts early Friday.

Both news outlets reported that the family, from Texas, was at the Extended Stay America hotel near Nashville International Airport when the incident happened. Larry Bass was in town to work on construction of the Music City Center, a 1.2-million-square foot convention center