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

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

17-year old girl shot in head and killed by "warning shots" from men

Summer Moody, age 17
A 17-year old Mobile, Alabama girl, named Summer Moody, is fighting for her life after being shot in the head, on Gravine Island.  If she lives, she is likely to wind up in a vegetative state.

Summer was with three teen boys who are suspected of burglarizing fishing camps.  The group was shot at by men who shot "warning shots" at them, and one of those shots hit her.

From the article:
Stankoski said, “The last update I received is the prognosis is unchanged, which generally means a vegetative state or death are probably the only two outcomes following this.”
Stankoski said doctors discovered her injuries were more severe than originally diagnosed.
The attorney said Moody received a dangerous basilar skull fracture at the time the bullet entered the skull.
Stankoski said this skull fracture itself is potentially fatal.
The attorney said there are signs of infection at the site of the bullet wound, and it is being treated with antibiotics.
Stankoski said doctors are working to control the brain swelling.
The attorney said Moody is unresponsive and is breathing with the help of a ventilator.
Stankoski said three portions of her brain continue to bleed.
Moody was shot in the head early Sunday morning, April 15, while on Gravine Island with three other teens who are suspected of burglarizing several fishing camps.

Authorities said three men who were staying on the island fired warning shots at the teens and one of the bullets hit Moody. They have not been charged.
UPDATE (4/27/12):  Summer has now died from her injury.  Accounts of the incident vary between the three boys who survived and the two men who did the shooting:  http://blog.al.com/live/2012/04/attorney_for_burglary_defendan.html#incart_mce.

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