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

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

16 month old Maryland baby shot in attack on father's car

A baby was shot and killed while in his car seat in the back seat on Friday when gunmen opened fire on his father's car. From an article:
Three men wearing latex gloves, two in hooded sweat shirts, fired at least 16 shots as Rashaw Scott sat in the driver's seat of a parked red Chevrolet — his 16-month-old son, Carter, was in the back passenger seat — in what police say was a targeted shooting that left the child dead.
Scott, 22, of Harlem Park, described the scene inside the Cherrydale Apartments complex in South Baltimore to police before he was admitted to surgery, according to an arrest warrant obtained Sunday. Scott, who suffered multiple gunshot wounds in the shooting Friday, was listed in critical condition at Maryland Shock Trauma Center on Sunday.
Carter was found unresponsive with a gunshot wound to his leg. The child was taken to Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he was pronounced dead about an hour after the shooting.
Police confirm arrest of suspect in fatal shooting of 1-year-old
City leaders and neighbors expressed outrage at the shooting, with a spokesman for Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake calling it "senseless and cowardly."
Police arrested a suspect, 20-year-old Eddie Tarver, of the 200 block of Cherry Hill Road. He was charged with first- and second-degree murder and related charges. A preliminary hearing in Baltimore District Court is scheduled for June 21. No attorney for Tarver is listed in online court records.
A former teammate and coaches who know Tarver saw his booking photo and confirmed Tarver had been a standout shooting guard on the St. Frances Academy basketball team.
A search for the other suspects continued over the holiday weekend.


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