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

Sunday, April 8, 2012

15-year old Miami girl shot while sleeping in her bed

Emreon Branford, age 15
15-year old Emreon Branford was asleep in her bed.  Her 5-year old sister, Kiara, was asleep in the same bed, and her 9-year old brother, David, was also asleep in the same room.  But the quiet of the night was shattered when a hail of bullets, shot from outside the home, pierced the wall of their home and hit Emreon several times.

Emreon was rushed to the hospital and is in stable condition.  By some stroke of luck, neither of the other kids was wounded.

From an article:
Emreon was taken by ambulance to Ryder Trauma Center where she was in stable condition Saturday after taking several bullets on one side of her body, according to Plunkett.
“Her cheek bone was fractured,” and her arm and chest area were injured, he said.
On Saturday, evidence of the shooting in the girl’s bedroom was stark: her sheets and walls were stained with blood. A dresser that separates the girls’ bed from their brother’s was ridden with bullet holes, as was the wall separating their room from their parents’ room.
Plunkett said it is a miracle no one else was injured.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/04/07/2736418/15-year-old-girl-shot-while-asleep.html#storylink=cpy
“They must have got the wrong house,” Plunkett said.
Emreon is an eighth-grade student at Brownville Middle School. Her friend Karen describes Emreon as funny person, who does well in school and is very family oriented.
Emreon and her family moved to South Florida from Virginia about a year and a half ago to escape the cold weather, according to Plunkett.
After living in an apartment for a few months, Plunkett said, they moved to their current house a year ago because he felt a house would provide a safer environment for his family.
“I feel guilty, because I am the one who persuaded them that there is nothing scary about being in the ghetto,” Plunkett said. “We just moved down here and are trying to make ends meet.
Because of that, we moved in a cheaper area.”
Now, Plunkett and his wife want to move.
“I am thinking right now, what kind of measures do we have to take to get out of there as fast as we can,” Plunkett said.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/04/07/2736418/15-year-old-girl-shot-while-asleep.html#storylink=cpy

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