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

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

3-year old Detroit girl injured by shotgun blast

Amaria Parham, age 3
3-year old Amaria Parham was with her mother in Detroit, Michigan, outside their home when a dispute broke out between men nearby.  One of the men pulled out a shotgun and started shooting.  Amaria and her mother fled, but not before the little girl was hit in the arm.

Police know who the shooter is and are looking for him.  Amaria is expected to recover.

From an article:

Investigators tell Local 4 that the shooting in the 19000 block of Cardoni Street began as a small dispute between neighbors. Sources say with tension rising, Latina Edwards, who lives on the block, grabbed her 3-year-old daughter, Amaria Parham, and jumped in a van. She was trying to leave when someone pulled out a shotgun and fired it at the van. The girl was hit in the arm. 
"Wasn't nobody really out here. All we heard was gunshots. We don't know where they came from," said Dominique Lauderdale, a family friend.

Addendum (10/10/12):  According to another article, the shooter had purposely targeted Amyria (as her name is spelled in the article) after the shooter started calling Amyria a "ho" and then confronting Amyria's mother when the mother objected to his language.

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