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

Monday, April 1, 2013

Six teens shot and killed in separate incidents in Columbus, Ohio over weekend

From an article about Columbus, Ohio:
The violence began just before 10 o'clock Saturday evening. Police were called to South Ohio Avenue in South Columbus on a report of a teenager shot in the leg.  
A 16-year-old was taken to the hospital in stable condition. 
Just before 11 o'clock Saturday evening, a fight broke out inside a Community Outreach Center on Cleveland Avenue. Police say the fighting continued minutes later outside the building and several shots were fired. 
A 14-year-old was struck by gunfire and taken to Nationwide Children's Hospital. Two others, 16, 17, were also struck and taken to Grant Medical Center. 
After 1 o'clock on Sunday morning, two other teenagers were shot outside a home on Eureka Avenue in Columbus' Hilltop neighborhood. 
Police say the shootings were the result of an altercation in front of the home. One teenager, 15, was shot in the face with buckshot and the other, 17, was shot in the chest. 
Police have not made any arrests in these incidents


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