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

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

15-year old girl killed, two other teens wounded, at Connecticut sweet-sixteen party

An image of Keijahnae "Nu Nu" Robinson, age 15, 

A group of teens were at a "sweet sixteen" party in Bridgeport, Connecticut, when two men opened fire on the home.  On the porch were three teenagers.  15-year old Keijahnae "Nu Nu" Robinson was struck in the head and died from her wound.  A 15-year old boy and a 17-year old girl were also wounded, but are recovering.

From an article:
Peppered with questions, Williamson could only answer: "Why my sister? Who's giving out these guns? What happened to that curfew?"
"We're losing our babies out there," said Newton, whose daughter, Kayla, was a classmate of Robinson's at both the New Life Academy and until Saturday Bullard-Havens Technical High School. "I'm telling families we got to get together and do something. Today it was Nu Nu. Tomorrow it could be your child."
Not long before the shooting, Robinson and her two friends left a Sweet 16 birthday party at the White Eagle Club on East Washington Avenue. Club security cut the party short after a fight broke out. Everyone was sent home, until a parent invited the departing guests to resume the festivities at her Brooks Street home. Robinson and two friends accepted the invite and were talking on the porch at 449-51 Brooks St. when two gunmen perched at the corner of Stillman and Brooks streets opened fire, striking the trio. Witnesses saw them flee east on Stillman Street in a dark-colored car.


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