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

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

13-year old Tulsa boy killed in drive-by

Jordan Sigli, age 13
13-year old Jordan Sigli told his mom he was going to an evening church service in Tulsa, Oklahoma, but instead went to a 17-year old's birthday party at a sports bar.  Stepping out of the car, he was shot in the chest in a drive-by shooting, apparently not the target of the shooter.  He soon died in the hospital.

From the article:
Jordan Sigli, a sixth-grader at Emerson Elementary School, died early Tuesday at OSU Medical Center after multiple surgeries, family members and police said.

"I can't believe this," Michelle Sigli said. "I thought he was going to Greenwood (Christian Center) with a friend. I told him to be back before curfew, and he said, 'OK, Mom.'

"The next thing I know, I'm waking up and my oldest son's telling me that Jordan's been shot."

Police said a friend's mother was dropping Jordan Sigli off in the parking lot of Tanzi Sports Bar, 3205 N. Peoria Ave, for a 17-year-old's birthday party when at least one shooter in a passing car opened fire on a crowd that had gathered outside.

The woman then drove him to the hospital, Walker said.

Although no one else was hit, police said they had no evidence that he was the target. It was more likely to be someone in the crowd who had some connection to the shooters, Walker said.

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