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

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

14-year old North Carolina boy killed by mother in murder/suicide; others injured

Maurice Edmonds, II, age 14
Sandra Palmer, 47, snapped and used her gun to kill her son, 14- year old Maurice Edmonds II, at their home in Greensboro, North Carolina.  She also shot and injured her 18-year old daughter, Danielle Imani Jamison, and her partner and the boy's father, 46-year old Maurice Eugene Edmonds.  Palmer then turned the gun on herself and committed suicide.

The wounded father had run out of the home, calling for help, before collapsing.

Motive is unknown.

From an article and news video:

Maurice Edmonds II, 14, and Sandra Palmer, 47, were both found inside the home with gunshot wounds. They were pronounced dead at the scene. 
Danielle Imani Jameison, 18, was also shot inside the home. She was taken to Moses Cone Hospital where she is currently listed in critical condition. 
Maurice Eugene Edmonds, 46, was found in the driveway suffering from a gunshot wound. He was taken to Moses Cone Hospital in “guarded” condition and on Tuesday was listed in “fair condition.” 
Police said Jameison, 18, is Sandra Palmer’s daughter. 
Edmonds, 14, is the son of Maurice Edmonds and Sandra Palmer. 
Edmonds and Palmer were not married. ... 
“He was a very funny person, outgoing he always had a certain energy with him,” said Reggie Davis, referring to his friend Edmonds. 
Northwest students were told about the tragedy Monday afternoon right before they were dismissed for the day. The school’s principal, Rich Thomae, says the students are taking it hard.  
“He was a wonderful student and this is a tragic loss for our school, community. Our teachers and students are going to need a lot of support over the next couple days,” Thomae said. 

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