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

Thursday, April 19, 2012

15-year old Chicago boy unintentionally shoots 6-year old girl during fight

A 15-year old boy was placing bets for his basketball game, in Chicago.  A dispute broke out, and the boy pulled out a handgun and started shooting.  He unintentionally his a 6-year old girl instead, grazing her right thigh.

From the article:
The 15-year-old boy was charged with one count of aggravated battery/discharge of a firearm, according to a police News Affairs statement.
The teen was playing basketball with a group of boys April 12 in the Altgeld Gardens Playlot in the 13200 block of South St. Lawrence Avenue when there was a disagreement over a bet, police said. The boy pulled a handgun and began shooting — accidentally striking the girl.
She was taken to MetroSouth Medical Center in Blue Island about 7:10 p.m., News Affairs Officer Veejay Zala said. She suffered a graze wound to the right thigh and was treated and released.
Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.

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