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

Thursday, February 2, 2012

12-year old girl injured during shooting in Pennsylvania

A 12-year old girl was at home in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania (a suburb of Pittsburgh), when bullets started flying through her wall from outside the home. She dropped to the floor, luckily unhit by the bullets, but was injured by glass from a shattered mirror.

From the article and news video:

"It's like blatant disregard of whoever is out. They don't care," neighbor Ron Lewis said. "That little girl got hit with that glass. She had nothing to do with what's going on with them.

"Neighbors said they heard the shots shortly before 10 p.m.

"First, I heard a couple shots. And then, it kept going on and on and on," Valerie Winston said.
Pictures from the crime scene show bullet holes along the exterior of the house. Police spent hours recovering shell casings, and they searched a walkway where they think two people may have been firing shots.

Neighbors said many older people and children live on the street, which is normally a quiet area, and they hope the violence stops.

"That seems to be the way people solve their problems when they get mad. They go and resort to violent ways," Lewis said.


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