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

Friday, January 27, 2012

17-year old girl shot and killed in unintentional shooting

Parker Morris, age 17
A 17-year old Alabama girl, Parker Morris, has died in an apparent shooting accident in her home, from a gunshot to her head. Specifics on the accident have not been released.

A 17-year-old Calera High School student died following a shooting in Chilton County on Jan. 21.
Parker Morris was pronounced dead at 10:40 a.m. Sunday, her mother, Elaine Walton, told the Shelby County Reporter.
Walton called a shooting incident at a residence just outside of Thorsby, near the intersection of County Road 50 and Highway 191, an “accident.”
Chilton County Sheriff Kevin Davis would only say the case is being treated as a “death investigation.”

“When the accident occurred (in Thorsby), there was no cell phone service or a landline,” Walton said. ”They had to put her in the car to get service or flag someone down. They flagged down a vehicle that turned out to be a firefighter. That’s when they called the paramedics, and she was transported to Shelby (Medical Center).”
From a third article: She was an organ donor.
Walton said Morris was accepted recently into the honors program at the University of Montevallo.

“She had such a broad range of friends. She never met a stranger,” Walton said. “Through this whole experience, I have met so many people that have said how they’ve been affected by Parker and how she’s affected their lives in ways they’ll always be thankful for.”

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