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

Friday, July 20, 2012

3-year old Tulsa girl shot in foot while father pursues car thieves

A man was driving in Tulsa, Oklahoma with his 3-year old daughter in the car when he spotted a vehicle of his that had been stolen the day before.  He followed the vehicle while calling 911, but the car thieves noticed him and shot at him, hitting the daughter in the foot.  Three of the thieves were caught.  The fourth is still at large with the gun.  The girl will be okay, since the wound was a graze wound.

From an article:
The owner of the stolen car was driving with his young daughter Wednesday, when he recognized his car.
Police say the man called 911 as he followed the stolen car.
Shortly after that, police say the man called back saying his three-year-old daughter had been shot inside the car.
Police believe the suspects in the stolen car realized they were being followed and shot at the victim's Honda Accord.
"Last couple days, we've seen people, what happens when individuals have guns and things like that. It turns into a very violent and dangerous situation," said Leland Ashley, of the Tulsa Police Department.

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