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

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Philadelphia man shoots into car full of teens; 2 dead

Javier Orlandi Colon
In what must have been a grizzly scene, 4 teens were shot while sitting in a car outside of a Philadelphia house. A fight that began earlier involving the teens at school turned into a crime scene. The shooter is still at large. From the article:
Two groups of teenagers got into an argument at school, then taunted each other on Facebook, Clark said, until the teenagers eventually planned to have a physical fight Tuesday night. Around 10:30 p.m., a Toyota packed with the four victims and three other teenagers pulled up in front of the house where Barreto and his three stepsons live, on the 1500 block of East Luzerne Street.

As the car pulled up, a man believed to be Barreto ran up to the passenger side of the car and opened fire into the vehicle, Clark said.
From a related article:
Joshua Soto
16-year-old Javier Orlandi Colon and 14-year-old Joshua Soto were pronounced dead at Saint Christopher's Hospital for Children. 14-year-old Dante Lugo is extremely critical, having sustained a gunshot wound to the head. He is not expected to survive.
The 16-years-old driver of the car was shot in the neck and remains in critical condition.
Two men have been taken into custody for their alleged involvement in the shooting. Barreto, however, remains at large. 
(another link with video footage and photos)

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