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

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

8-year old South Carolina boy killed in crossfire

Khalil Singleton, age 8
8-year old Khalil Singleton was playing in his front yard when a gun battle erupted nearby, where the shooters were firing at each other's cars.  

One of those bullets hit Khalil, killing him in his yard.

Four suspects have been arrested.

From an article:

Khalil Singleton was playing outside a residence when shots were fired among a group in the area, Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Sgt. Robin McIntosh said in a news release Saturday. 
Hilton Head Island Fire & Rescue Division personnel arrived to find the child laying wounded in the front yard. 
He was taken to Hilton Head Hospital where he was pronounced dead, according to Beaufort County Coroner David Ott. No other injuries were reported, the Sheriff's Office said. 
Investigators have identified 19-year old Aaron Young Jr.; his father, Aaron Young Sr., 36; Jontu Singleton, 35; and Tyrone Robinson, 37, as persons of interest in the shooting, according to a second news release early Sunday morning. 
The Youngs have been arrested and each charged with one count of discharging a firearm into a vehicle after multiple rounds were fired into Robinson’s vehicle, part of an ongoing feud among the men, the release said. Robinson’s vehicle was parked on Allen Road and was unoccupied at the time of the shooting. Investigators believe the shooting victim was struck during gunfire exchanged between Robinson and the Youngs. 
Robinson and Singleton have been arrested on unrelated, second-degree burglary charges for a break-in at Top Dollar Pawn Shop occurring on Aug. 19. Robinson has also been charged with pointing and presenting a firearm for an earlier incident involving him and Young Sr. on Wildhorse Road. During that incident, Robinson and Young Sr. got into a fight, during which Robinson brandished a handgun, the Sheriff's Office says. As the men struggled, the weapon went off, but no one was shot.

Read more here: http://www.islandpacket.com/2012/09/01/2194444/eight-year-old-boy-shot-to-death.html#storylink=cpy

(a related article, which includes more information on the extensive arrest record of the shooters)

Bullets don't know when to stop.

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