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

Friday, June 29, 2012

17 year old Pennsylvania boy shoots dog

Shooting pets is not something we write about often. But this Pittsburgh area boy shot a dog outside of his home:
Witnesses said a young man walked up and shot Wolfie while the dog was in his front yard at a home on Marshall Avenue on Saturday.
"I heard a dog 'yelp,' and I immediately knew someone had shot a dog," neighbor Frank Wells said. "It's awful. It's animal cruelty. Anyone who would shoot a dog -- I suppose for spite -- I mean, it's a friendly dog."
"He was bleeding from his chest. There's a fair amount of blood. You can track it all the way back here, so he lost a fair amount of blood," he said.
Police found a 9 mm shell casing at the scene and have since charged a 17-year-old boy with firearms violations and cruelty to animals.
Police said the boy, who has not been publicly identified because he’s a juvenile, lives at a halfway house and is allowed to leave on the weekends.
What was a boy who lives in a halfway house doing with a gun? Every gun in the hands of a child or teen must first pass through the hands of an adult.

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