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

Sunday, June 24, 2012

13-year old boy killed and two boys, 14 and 15, wounded in another weekend of violence in Chicago

A 13-year old boy was shot and killed when violence erupted at a party in Chicago.  Two other boys, 14 and 15, were shot and wounded while playing basketball.

This was part of another weekend of violence in Chicago.

There was also a gun buy-back program which netted 5,500 weapons until they ran out of gift cards.

From an article:
A 13-year-old boy was one of two people killed, and 13 other people were wounded, in shootings in the city overnight that stretched from Montrose Avenue south to 97th Street, authorities said. 
Two other boys, 14 and 15, were shot and wounded while playing basketball on the South Side and a man was shot after a funeral party, also on the South Side, police said. The spree of shootings followed a violent night Friday through Saturday morning when a 14-year-old boy was killed and 13 other people were wounded. 
On Saturday, Chicago police said they collected more than 5,500 weapons — ranging from assault weapons to BB guns and replicas -- during an annual gun buy-back program. So many guns were turned in, police say they ran out of gift cards to hand out. 
In the shootings overnight,Tyquan Tyler, 13,  was at a party with his sister, 19, in the 6200 block of South Rhodes Avenue when a fight broke out about 1:20 a.m., police said. The two ran from the fight but someone pulled a gun and fire, hitting the boy, police said. 
The boy collapsed on a sidewalk, where paramedics found him, officials said. He was pronounced dead at 3 a.m. Police say neither he nor his sister belonged to a gang.

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