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

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Sixth-grade boy shot and wounded in gunfight in a NYC shoe store

A man, Brian Harper, and his sixth-grade son, Julian, were shopping for shoes in a New York City shoe store when they noticed a security guard and another man arguing over a cell phone charger.  The man left, only to return later and pull out a gun.  The security guard pulled out his own handgun, a .9mm, and a gunfight erupted.  When the shooting had ended, neither the guard nor the other man had been hit, apparently.

The father tried to shield his son.  A bullet passed through the leg of his pants but didn't wound him.  His son, though, was wounded by a bullet.  Another customer, 34-year-old teacher Christopher Townsend, was grazed in the left forearm as well.  Both were treated and released.

Both the shooters had their weapons illegally.

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