Dying Too Young: Donald Hastings

Oklahoman Modified: March 27, 2009 at 6:09 pm •  Published: March 25, 2009
Name: Donald Hastings

Age: 6

Place of residence: Oklahoma City

Died: March 7, 2007

What happened: Donald and two other children were playing in a sport utility vehicle parked in the driveway of a residence. They found a .410 sawed-off shotgun in the rear of the vehicle. An accidental shotgun discharge struck Donald in the face and he was pronounced dead at the scene. No charges were filed.

Other: A woman who lived across the street from where Donald was shot said, “It's sad. It worries me that someone that young can get a hold of a gun like that.”

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