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

Monday, November 19, 2012

8-year old Georgia boy shot in drive-by while sleeping in home

Ahijah Geffard, age 8
8-year old Ahijah Geffard was asleep in his Fulton County, Georgia home when a car drove up outside and someone started shooting at his home.  Multiple rounds hit the home.  One of those hit Ahijah in the back, critically wounding him.

From an article and news video:
Just before midnight, a car drove up to a home along Hassana Lane in south Fulton County, someone inside it fired several shots,  then the car took off. 
Police said they have not found any eyewitnesses. Neighbors calls 911 when they heard gunshots. 
“We had someone drive up and fire multiple rounds inside the house and struck and 8-year-old boy in the back,” Sgt. Scott McBride of the Fulton County Police Department said. 
Police said Ahijah Geffard  was asleep upstairs when a bullet pierced through his bedroom. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital. His condition has not been released. 
Detectives said they hope someone got a glimpse of the shooter or the car. 
“Unfortunately we’re still looking for someone that might have seen the vehicle and got the tag number,” McBride said. 
Detectives interviewed the boy’s mother, grandparents and sister, who were also inside the house. They were not hurt.

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