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

Saturday, February 18, 2012

2-year old girl and 17-year old boy among wounded in Vallejo shootout

A man entered a nail salon in Vallejo, California, and opened fire, targeting a woman and hitting her, as well as hitting another woman and her 2-year old daughter.  A 17-year old boy and another man were also wounded.  Luckily, no one has yet died from their wounds.

No motive for the shooting has yet been released.

From the article:
The assailants were targeting a 27-year-old woman who was getting her nails done, police said. The woman was shot numerous times and was taken to NorthBay Medical Center in Fairfield, where she was in serious condition Wednesday.
Also hit were a 47-year-old Vallejo woman and her 2-year-old granddaughter from Oakland, whose family runs the salon, authorities said. Both were in stable condition.
A man in the salon, Chester Landers, pulled out his own gun, chased the gunman outside and opened fire, Weaver said. It's unclear whether the gunman was hit.
Landers, 32, was arrested on suspicion of being a felon in possession of a handgun, police said.
A third man with a gun, who was across the street from the salon, also fired shots during the incident, police said.
Two other people arrived at hospitals with gunshot wounds, a 17-year-old boy and a 32-year-old man, both from Vallejo. The man is believed to be a bystander who was not involved in the shooting.
The teenager's status is less clear. He has been in and out of consciousness, so investigators do not know if he was involved in the shootout, Weaver said.
Several parked cars and nearby businesses were hit by bullets. The crime scene extended across four lanes of Springs Road, and investigators recovered two handguns with high-capacity magazines and 41 expended shell casings, Weaver said.

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