Every year, nearly 3000 children and teens die from gunfire, and nearly 14,000 are injured.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

17-year old girl killed by stray bullet, another injured in Las Vegas

Betty "Jay" Pinkney, age 17
A 17-year old girl, Betty "Jay" Pinkney, and her friends were having a party in their home in Las Vegas.

Outside, a fight between two men turned deadly. Multiple shots were fired. Bullets hit the house, going inside. One shot hit and killed Betty. Another teen girl was wounded and is in critical condition.

Neither girl was thought to be an intended target.

From another article:
"She always had a smile for everybody and would listen to anybody who wanted to talk," added [Betty's track coach] Riddle, who also teaches physical education at the high school.

HERE is a link to an article with news video.

UPDATE (1/31/12): A news video with moving memorial info.

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