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Rancho Cordova Drive-By Shooting
Rancho Cordova Senseless Shooting

About an hour before sunrise on Thursday, August 27, 2015 shots rang out in the City of Rancho Cordova. When silence fell, a 4-year-old boy and his grandmother were horrified to realize they had been shot in what appeared to be a drive-by shooting.

It is commonly stated that more Americans have guns in their homes than dogs.  A gun in the house can be dangerous, especially in homes where children live.  Each year almost 500 children (under age 18) are killed by guns.  Many more receive severe injuries.  The best way to prevent gun-related incidents is to not keep a gun in the house, but if you make the choice to do so, always use a highly-rated gun lock or a locked gun safe and keep the gun unloaded.  Store ammunition separately.

Boys are more often the victims of unintentional shootings compared to girls.  Most of the time, the shooter is a relative (especially a brother) or a friend.  About half of the deaths occur within the victim’s home, and the rest usually at a home of a friend or relative.