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

Sunday, June 17, 2012

4-year old Florida girl shot in face by stray bullet while watching "Sesame Street"

Krystal Brown, age 4
4-year old Krystal Brown was at her grandparents' home in West Palm Beach, Florida, watching "Sesame Street" when a fight broke out across the street.  Shots were fired, and one of those bullets entered the home and hit little Krystal in the jaw, shattering some of her baby teeth.  A shard of glass is also still in her eye.  Two other bullets hit the home.

A news video.

From an article and another news video:
"I saw that bullet hit her in the face," said Walker, who says she was with her husband, Johnnie, and two of their granddaughters sitting down to watch Sesame Street when they heard commotion outside.
"Johnnie said 'Y'all get down,' " said Walker. "And he reaches to grab them, and then I see the bullet, going into little Krystal, hit her in the face."

Krystal's grandfather says neither he or the little girl knew she had been hit.
"I thought it was just the glass fragments in her face but it wasn't," said Johnnie Walker, outside St. Mary's Medical Center. "She got hit in the jaw."

Investigators say Krystal was the unintended victim of a drive-by shooting by two men in a gray Chevy Impala.
Police say a confrontation that began in a park across the street carried over toward the family's home, with gunfire following.
Bullets don't know when to stop.

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