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

Saturday, November 3, 2012

2-year old Atlanta girl killed and 1-year old brother injured by shots fired into home

Ty-Teyanna Motley, age 2
2-year old Ty-Teyanna Motley and her 1-year old brother Isaiah were sleeping in their Atlanta, Georgia, home when someone fired through their front door.

One shot hit Ty-Teyanna in the chest, killing her.  Another shot injured Isaiah.  He is now in stable but critical condition.

From an article:
The bullets struck Ty-Teyanna Motley and her brother, Isaiah, who were sleeping with their grandmother in a sofa bed behind the door, Charlie Howard, the victims' uncle, told Channel 2's Amanda Cook. 
Howard said he and their other relatives inside the home were awakened by the shots. Howard found his nephew screaming and soaked in blood. His niece was found unresponsive lying in a puddle of blood. 
Howard said Ty-Teyanna, who was shot in the chest, died on the way to Grady Memorial Hospital.
"The 1-year-old male is in stable but critical condition at this time," police said in a statement.
Howard said Isaiah, who is undergoing surgery at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston, is expected to survive. 
Howard said he is appalled by the shooting, especially after three years of living at their home without any problems. In addition to Howard, he said there was a total of seven kids at the home, along with the victims' mother and grandmother, when the shooting happened. 
He said the incident makes him fear for his family's safety. 
Detectives said the shooting does not appear to be a drive-by and they are trying to determine a motive in the case.

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