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

Friday, August 31, 2012

15-year old Chicago boy engaged in gun battle with cop; both wounded

A 15-year old boy was with friends in Chicago when they were stopped by a policeman for suspicious activity.  The boy and the officer both pulled their guns and a shootout ensued, with both the boy and officer wounded.

From an article:

About 8 p.m., plain-clothes officers stopped three teenage boys for “suspicious activity,” police said. But the 15-year-old boy fired at the officers and “engaged in a gun battle,” said Police Supt. Garry McCarthy. 
But at least two residents said the officer shot his gun first. 
The teen was in serious condition at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. 
The officer, a five-year veteran and member of the department’s Area South gun team, was “in good shape” at the same hospital. McCarthy said the officer was joking with him before going into surgery. 
The officer was “very fortunate,” “in pain” and “annoyed,” McCarthy added.
Police detained the other two boys — 15 and 16. 
Officers recovered a 380 automatic weapon on the scene, said McCarthy, who added several shots were fired.

Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.

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