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

Friday, July 6, 2012

Two Brooklyn adults and one 7 year old child shot in a blood bath

This horrible story appeared today. A 7 year old boy was found dead in a Brooklyn apartment along with 2 adults. Police describe the scene as a blood bath:
A violent ex-con turned his Brooklyn apartment into a bloodbath, fatally shooting his wife and her 7-year-old grandson before committing suicide, cops said Tuesday.
David Sherrod, 44, shot spouse Alma Cox and her beloved grandson, Jaquan Cox, in the head. Then he took the .357 caliber revolver and blew himself away inside the Bedford-Stuyvesant home, police said.
Police found the three bodies at 11:50 p.m. Monday while investigating a 911 complaint of a foul odor coming from the second-floor apartment on Lafayette Ave. (...) 
Friends said Sherrod had been abusive to Alma Cox and that she had been threatening to leave him.
“Alma was a victim of abuse,” said one of Cox’s co-workers. “She told us all he was abusing her. She wanted to leave, and that’s why we think he snapped.”
Sherrod was charged with assault after police responded to an Aug. 20, 2010, domestic disturbance report. Neighbors recounted loud arguments between the couple.
“I could hear them (arguing),” said Otis Hampton, 53, who lived directly upstairs. “But there was nothing to indicate this. This is shocking.”
Sherrod, who acknowledged during a parole hearing that he smoked crack as a teen, was last released from prison in 2009. He had been in and out of prison on drug and armed robbery convictions.
Where do criminals get their guns? Another child is dead in a senseless shooting. Another woman shot in a domestic shooting by someone who should not have had a gun.

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