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

Friday, April 6, 2012

10-year old Norwegien boy shot by stray bullet in Brooklyn

A 10-year old Norwegian boy, Josef Partapuoli, was visiting his father in Brooklyn, New York.  The pair had stepped off an elevated train when a shooting erupted among teens fighting at a nearby bodega.  A stray 9mm bullet hit the boy in the abdomen, leading to an non-critical injury.

From the article:

The two were walking southeast on Broadway, toward Hewes Street, when two gunshots rang out and Josef suddenly felt a burning pain in his right side, sources added. 
The victim and his dad ran and flagged down a nearby marked patrol car on South 5th Street and Hewes and told officers that Josef has been shot, sources said. 
They told the cops that they had just passed a group of teens fighting on the corner of Broadway and Hooper when the gunfire erupted. 
The boy, who sources said suffered and “in-and-out wound with no internal bleeding,” was rushed to Bellevue and released this afternoon. 
Two 9mm shell casings and two 9mm ammo cartridges were found on Broadway. 
Video surveillance obtained from the Broadway Mini Market Deli shows that the dispute between the teens originated inside the bodega, sources said. 
The perps, who are wearing hoodies, were recorded on security cameras entering the location and attacking a foe with a bottle, sources added. 
The brawl then spilled outside, where one gunman began blasting bullets.

From another related article:

The gunplay, which is on the rise citywide, left the dad, Sinnsert Neilson seething. 
“You can say one thing,” he told the Daily News before his son, Josef Partapuoli, was released from Bellevue Hospital. “There should be more restrictions on handguns.”

Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.

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