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

Saturday, June 16, 2012

8-year old California boy wounded in shootout between two groups of men

An 8-year old boy was visiting his aunt's house in Perris, California, and playing in the front yard with two other boys, when two groups of men began shooting at each other.  The boy was wounded.  Other bullets struck surrounding homes and cars, nearly hitting other people in the process.

From an article:

Sgt. Ryan Hoxmeier said the men involved in the exchange of gunfire, estimated to be 18 to 25 years old, were still at large Friday. 
One group of men sped away in a car and others ran away, he said. One car involved in the shooting was left in the neighborhood, he said. 
At her mobile home on Opal Drive Friday afternoon, Cortez, 23, said her nephew lives in Utah and has been visiting family in Riverside County. 
Cortez said she was at work when the shooting happened, but others told her that her three nephews were playing out front at the time. At first, she said, the boys didn't understand there had been gunfire. 
When the 8-year-old told the other boys he had been shot, she said, they didn't believe him. But they soon realized it was no joke, she said. 
“I heard he was a brave little one,” Cortez said. 
Cortez said the boy is with relatives in Moreno Valley and is expected to undergo surgery Monday to remove the bullet from his leg. 
She said her nephew is too afraid to return to her house now. 
“I don't even want to be here,” she said.

Bullets don't know when to stop.

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