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

Thursday, May 24, 2012

15-year old New York girl wounded in leg by gunfire

A 15-year old girl was in an altercation and was shot in the leg, in Troy, New York.

From the article:
Police believe the girl was shot after some sort of altercation at the intersection, and that she was not the intended target.
After the shooting, DeWolf said the girl walked over to the nearby Arnold E. Fallon Apartments and called authorities.
She was taken to Albany Medical Center for treatment. Her wounds are not believed to be life threatening.
Police have no suspects at this time.
According to this article and video, she was not the intended target.  Rather the argument was between two men when one pulled out a handgun and fired 3-5 shots.  The girl was waiting at a neighboring bus stop.  When the shooting started, she ran from the scene but was shot nonetheless.

One man displayed a hand gun and fired three to five shots and one of those shots hit the girl who was waiting for a bus. Police said one suspect took off on River Street in a white car. They said the girl started running as soon as she saw the hand gun but she was hit by the stray bullet.
“There were quite a few people out on the street, it was a fairly comfortable evening,” said Captain John Cooney of the Troy Police Department. “Thank God there weren’t any other victims in this case, but to think of a child running from the scene of such a violent event and being struck down certainly has made an impact to our detectives and energizes them and their efforts on this case.”


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