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Pennsylvania Officers Rush to Rescue After Boy, 10, Shoots Self

November 18, 2014  | 

When Police Officer Gene Mackey heard the radio call about a self-inflicted gunshot wound, he had no way of knowing that the victim was a child.

As it turned out, Mackey, an officer in Folcroft, Pa., and Sharon Hill, Pa., officer Stephen Mummo may have saved the 10-year-old's life after they rushed to the shooting scene at a Darby Township auto-body shop.

In interviews with Philly.com, they described the drama Saturday night after the boy accidentally shot himself with his father's .357 Magnum.

Mackey and two other Folcroft officers in separate cars were filling their tanks at a gas station on Calcon Hook Road when the call came from Delaware County dispatchers. Knowing they were closer to the scene than Darby Township officers, they responded.

The child, from Southwest Philadelphia, was transferred to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and is in critical but guarded condition, said Darby Township Police Chief Leonard McDevitt. Police did not release the name of the child or family.
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