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

Monday, July 9, 2012

16-year old boy injured in mass shooting at Delaware soccer tournament

A 16-year old boy was shot in the head during a mass shooting that occurred during a soccer tournament in Wilmington, Delaware. Three other people were wounded, and one man was killed.

From an article:
Captain Nancy Dietz told The News Journal that at around 2.30pm, three men began firing into a crowd at Eden Park. Some of the spectators returned fire, wounding two of the suspects.
The three gunmen fled in a vehicle, but it crashed a few blocks away at New Castle Avenue and C Street. 
One of the men was found in the vehicle suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. He was airlifted to Christiana Hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.
The other two men, one of whom sustained a leg injury, took off from the scene on foot, but were later discovered by patrol officers accompanied by a K-9 dog hiding in a nearby vacant lot.
The other gunman was bitten by the police dog during the arrest, 6ABC reported.

Three people who were taking part in the annual Marcus Garvey Soccer Tournament were wounded, including a 16-year-old who was shot in the head; a 47-year-old man who was struck in the chest; and a 34-year-old man who was hit in the shoulder.  
All of the victims were taken to area hospitals. Two are listed in critical condition, while one was treated and released.
Police have not released the names of the suspects or the victims.
The afternoon shooting comes just hours after another person was found shot to death near 13th and French streets. Police have yet to determine whether the two incidents are connected.
“It’s a Sunday afternoon in the summer, you’re supposed to be in the park,” Kelly said. “It’s supposed to be safe.”
About 2:30 p.m., three men arrived at the soccer tournament and began shooting into the crowd, Dietz said. Then people in the park began firing back.

“It was a back-and-forth thing,” Dietz said.

One woman, who would not give her name, said two suspects seemed to target a man in the soccer crowd.

“As soon as he turned around, they gave him one in the chest,” the woman said.

“He started running, and they gave him four more in the back. Then they went wild, shooting everywhere.”

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