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

Sunday, September 16, 2012

16-year old Phoenix boy shot and killed while protecting his 14-year old sister

Andrew Murphy, age 16
16-year old Andrew Murphy was a very talented and loved boy in Phoenix, Arizona, who was described as having a big heart.  But when he saw his 14-year old sister was being robbed at gunpoint an 18-year old young man, Andrew rushed to protect her.  Unfortunately, he was shot in the chest and died at the scene, in his sister's arms.

The shooter has been arrested.

From an article:
Andrew was a junior deacon at his church, a member of the youth drama program and had recently served the food to the homeless as part of a community service project.
He was also talented at the piano and could pick up musical pieces just by listening to a tune.
He loved technology and his family would joke that if given the choice, he would choose purchasing the newest electronic device over a plate of food.
At the park that Thursday night, the sister he would give his life to protect rushed to his side after the shot rang out.
She heard him mumbling, but she was able to make out one word, his last word, "Amen."
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