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

Thursday, January 12, 2012

More about kids being shot in Minneapolis neigbhorhood

It is sad that so many bullets fly around in one small neighborhood in North Minneapolis. People who live there fear for their children and themselves. This Star Tribune article highlights the fears after 3 year old Terrell Mayes was shot and killed by a stray bullet in December while inside of his home. From the article:
Oradell Winters lives three doors down from the Mayes house, just across from Bazoff. Ever since Terrell's death, she checks the street before venturing out. "If people are walking the block, then I'll go out," she said.

She often baby-sits children, she said, and in the summer, they stay inside her upstairs apartment.

"It's not easy over here to live," she said.

"Everybody's scared. We want to know where these kids are getting all of these guns from."
Children shouldn't have to live in neighborhoods where stray bullets kill them.

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