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

Sunday, April 29, 2012

8-year old North Carolina boy shot by 15- and 16-year old boys

An 8-year old boy was in his home when two boys, ages 15 and 16, fired into the home from the outside, in Laurinburg, North Carolina.  The young boy was wounded in the shoulder and jaw.

According to Godwin, an 8-year-old was hit by a bullet in the left shoulder and jaw. The victim was initially taken to Scotland Memorial Hospital before being flown to the Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, N.C.

A 15-year-old is charged with Assault with a Deadly Weapon Inflicting Serious Injury, Going Armed to The Terror of the Public, Possession of a Handgun by a Minor, Shooting Into an Occupied Dwelling Inflicting Serious Injury, Discharging a Firearm in the City Limits. He is being held at juvenile facility until his first court appearance.

A second suspect faces the same charges. Godwin says he is Antonio O'Brian Lane, 16, of 1101 Apt. C Tara Drive, Laurinburg, N.C.
Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.

Officers say the bullet is still inside the boy because doctors feared taking it out could cause more damage.
Police say the boy is making a great recovery.

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