COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - It happened again - a Georgia man shot the 9-year-old daughter of his girlfriend in what investigators say was a race to see how fast he could dismantle and reassemble his gun.
Now Tyler Lewis of Barrow County near Atlanta is charged with reckless conduct, cruelty to children, possession of a firearm, and possession of marijuana.
The girl is in critical condition.
Police say he was having the girl and two other children time how fast he could put the gun together. This tragedy was the result of several obviously poor choices.
Anyone handling a gun needs to remember the five cardinal rules of responsible gun ownership:
This case is another sad reminder that some people either don't know or don't follow these simple, common sense rules.
Once you fire a gun, whether accidentally or on purpose, you can't take the bullet back.
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