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

Monday, March 19, 2012

Loaded gun found in car with teens, 15-year old girl in car texts threat to other girl

A 15-year old girl in Liberty, Ohio received a text threatening ""(Expletive) I got the 380 right now (expletive) wassup" and "Come outside yo yard."  The text came from another 15-year old girl who, police found, was in a car outside with other teens and a loaded handgun and marijuana.  The gun was owned by 18-year old Daryl L. Casey, who was also in the car.

From the article:
Casey initially told police that the gun, a .380-caliber handgun, was his deceased grandfather's, and that he forgot it was under his car seat, a police report states. Casey then told officers he illegally bought the gun "off the streets" because his cousin was a homicide victim and he was a past victim of a robbery, the report states.
"It's disturbing anyone of any age, specifically 18 years old, resorting to grabbing a firearm and going to someone's house to settle a dispute," Liberty Police Chief Rich Tisone said.
The 15-year-old girl told officers she was there to fight the Mansell Drive girl. She told officers the Mansell Drive girl had threatened her several times via text messages, including threatening to shoot her.
"I'm just glad we interceded," [Liberty Police Chief] Tisone said. "I couldn't tell what the intent was, but it's fair to say that if you go somewhere with a loaded gun, you plan on using it. I don't know what else to say about except it's disturbing.
Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.

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