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

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Two 17-year old boys shot, one killed, in Philly

Rashi Anderson, age 17
17-year old Rashi Anderson was walking home from work when he was shot and killed in Philadelphia. Another 17-year old boy was wounded.

(articles HERE and HERE)

From the articles:

Rashi, whom relatives remember as quiet and pensive beyond his years, was a student in the Agora Cyber Charter School program, planned to be a carpenter and would have turned 18 on Feb. 15, said his mother, Shantashi Cooper. 
A hail of gunfire on 21st Street near Medary Avenue wiped it all away Monday night as he walked home from his job at his cousin's cleaning service. 
"He was just out there at the wrong place at the wrong time, and he was supposed to come home," Cooper said through tears. 
"What world are we living in that you can't walk home from work?" asked an aunt, Jennifer Campbell-Stith. 
Rashi's death marked Philadelphia's 27th homicide of 2012
Tuesday, police said they had no information on what happened and no idea of the motive. No arrests had been made. 
Friends and relatives of Anderson's took to Twitter and Facebook on Monday night and Tuesday, posting memories of Anderson and messages such as "Rashi really knew everybody, respected and loved by many," and "Rest in peace, Rashi."

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