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.


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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