Toddler shoots herself with father's handgun

December 08, 1997|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

An article in Monday's editions of The Sun erroneously referred to the marital status of Phillip Weaver Jr., the father of a 3 1/2 -year-old White Marsh girl who wounded herself while playing with his handgun. Weaver is not married.

The Sun regrets the error.

A 3 1/2 -year-old White Marsh girl was seriously wounded last night while playing with her father's handgun, a Baltimore County police spokesman said.

William Toohey, the spokesman, said Asia Antoinette Weaver of the 9200 block of Oswald Way at Canterbury Apartments was in her father's bedroom about 6: 45 p.m. when she took his .45-caliber handgun from under his bed and shot herself in the midsection while playing with the weapon.

FOR THE RECORD - CORRECTION

Asia underwent surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Toohey said. Her condition was unknown. Asia's father, Phillip Weaver Jr., 23, who is separated from his wife, was with a female friend in another room when the accident occurred, Toohey said. He said the shooting was being investigated.

Pub Date: 12/08/97

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