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

Friday, May 4, 2012

16-year old Philly boy shot and killed in drive-by

A 16-year old boy in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was with a couple other boys standing outside a store when a car pulled up and an occupant opened fire on the boys.  The 16-year old was shot four times, including twice in the head, and died from the wounds.  Police think it may have been a case of mistaken identity.

From the article:
Events began, police say, when a group of four teens, including the victim, were in the neighborhood visiting one of their aunts. They were asked to go to Koury’s for some food. The victim went inside while three others waited outside on the corner, police said.
When the victim walked out of the store, a Pontiac — which police said may have been black or green — pulled up to the corner. The passenger rolled his window down and fired two shots at the teens, hitting a wall. The shooter paused and then fired three more shots at the group, said Lt. John Walker of the Southwest Detective Division.
Bystanders rushed inside seeking refuge while neighbors called police.
The boy was shot twice in the head, once in the left side of his chest and once in his left arm, police said. A neighbor said she called the police and heard someone outside screaming, “Please save my brother!”
Police said the shooting may have been a case of a mistaken identity, and that the teens involved were not from the neighborhood and were not known to police.

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