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

Friday, August 17, 2012

12-year old Chicago girl shot in leg by stray bullet from gang fight

Crystal Booker, age 12
12-year old Crystal Booker was sitting in front of her Chicago home doing her homework when shots were fired nearby.  A young man fired about 10 shots at a home in a gang retaliation, and one of those shots hit Crystal in the leg.  She went to the hospital, was treated and released.

From an article:
One of the bullets struck Crystal Booker, an eighth grader at nearby Claremont Academy where classes began Monday, her family said.

"She was sitting out here doing homework, minding her business, being a kid," Crystal's cousin, Jasmin Booker, told WGN-TV.

The bullet passed through Crystal's right leg and she was taken to Holy Cross Hospital, where she was treated and released.

"It's really a shame that. . .our kids are starting back school to better (themselves) and this is what they have to worry about," she said.The gunman remained at-large this morning, police said.
Bullets don't know when to stop.

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