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

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Pennsylvania teens shoot woman over asking for a cigarette

Three Pennsylvania teens are accused of shooting and killing a woman over a remark she made to them when they asked her boyfriend for a cigarette. From an article about the incident:
Three teens charged in the fatal shooting of a western Pennsylvania woman had targeted her, police say, after she told them to “get a job” when they tried to bum a cigarette from her boyfriend.  
Beaver Falls police have charged two 14-year-olds and one 13-year-old with criminal homicide and other charges in Saturday’s shooting of Kayla Peterson, 22. She was shot at about 3:30 p.m. that day and died at a Pittsburgh hospital two hours later.
Read the original story at NBC10 Philadelphia
The attorney of one of the teens said he was just “in the wrong place at the wrong time.” That teen was identified as the gunman by police and Peterson’s boyfriend.
Beaver Falls Police Chief Charles Jones says officers are still searching for the other two teen suspects.
Senseless. Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.

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