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

Friday, December 28, 2012

17-year old Georgia boy shot while walking home from school

17-year old Zachius Shropshire was walking home from school in Stone Mountain, Georgia, with friends, when a vehicle drove up and shot at them.  Zachius was hit in the back and chest.  The suspects fled.

Zachius is recovering in the hospital.

From an article:

Police said Zachius Shropshire, 17, was shot in the chest and back as he walked home from Redan High School on North Redan Circle in Stone Mountain. Witnesses told police a black car, possibly a Honda, sped toward Shropshire and friends when someone rolled down a window and fired two to three shots. 
The teens ran off before Shropshire stopped and lay down in neighbor Artis Collins' yard. .... 
"He’s a good kid. He’s never been in any trouble and I was shocked when my husband told me. I was shocked,” neighbor Angela Morris said. 
Awadjie [a friend of Zachius], 14, said her parents now pick her up from school because they're concerned for her safety. 
"Kids are brave you know," said her father, Jonathan Clark. "But we as parents we know better. The bullet doesn’t have a name. It could've been anybody." 
Police are investigating the motive for the shooting.


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