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

Sunday, June 3, 2012

9-year old boy shot and killed by stray bullet in North Carolina

Leon Alde Halley III, age 9
9-year old Leon Alde Halley III was visiting Wallace, North Carolina with his mother when he was caught up in a drive-by shooting.  Though he was an unintended target, he was shot and killed.

A felon was arrested for the shooting.

From an article:
Nine-year-old Leon Alde Halley III and his mother, Latanya Turner Halley,  were in Wallace N.C.visiting friends for Memorial Day weekend when  the child was hit by a bullet and died. Nine on Your Side reports that Wallace police have 24-year-old Meshan Kentay MacMillian in custody. They are charging him with first degree murder, possession of a firearm by a felon, and discharging a weapon into an occupied dwelling in a moving vehicle. Police believe that more arrests will soon be made as they believe MacMillian was not acting alone.
Wallace Police Chief Bobby Maready said, “It involves a long-running kind of feud amongst different factions, but the victim was not the intended target. We do know that. He just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.”
According to a related news video, Leon's family had just driven down from Yonkers, New York, and had only been in the home for a few hours.  Leon was shot while his mother was nearby, making cupcakes.

Bullets don't know when to stop.

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