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

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

9-year old Baltimore boy shot in crossfire

A 9-year old boy was with two adults when they were shot at, in Baltimore, Maryland.  Both men were injured.  The boy was shot in the stomach and is in stable condition.

From an article:
Anthony Guglielmi, the Baltimore Police Department's chief spokesman, said officers responding to a report of a shooting found the boy sitting inside a vehicle, where he was being held by his mother and was bleeding from his stomach. He was taken to a hospital and was listed in critical but stable condition.
Patrol officers learned of the shooting at about 12:03 a.m., when they were sitting in the 2100 block of McCulloh St. and saw 20 to 30 people running from the 400 block of Bloom St., Guglielmi said. 

A woman flagged down the officers, and said her son and grandson had just been shot. Officers found a 24-year-old man leaning against a vehicle with a gunshot wound to his left forearm, and the 9-year-old inside the vehicle. A 21-year-old victim was later located, suffering from a gunshot wound to the leg. 
Guglielmi said the adult victims were "extremely well known to police" but declined to elaborate. He said the young victim was "caught in the crossfire."
Bullets don't know when to stop.

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