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

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Father fatally shot while pushing 1-year old in stroller

A 24-year old father in Oakland, California, was pushing his 1-year old child in a stroller, returning from the store, when he was shot in the head and killed.  The child was unharmed.  The gunman fled the scene.

From the article:

Oakland police Sgt. Arturo Bautista said the child, who appeared to be about 1 year old, was unharmed and was quickly scooped up and taken to safety by a resident. A red and blue plastic race-car stroller sat a few feet away from the man's covered body.

Police said they were called to the area after Oakland housing authority officials heard shots fired about

3:15 p.m. They found the man slain in the Lockwood Gardens complex on the 6500 block of Eastlawn Street, near 65th Avenue.

Police said the victim is 24, and he is the father of the child he was pushing in the stroller.

Neighbors said they believed the baby is a girl, but officers could not confirm that Wednesday.

The man lives in the area and was returning from a store, police said. He was apparently shot in the head by someone who fled the area in a car.

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