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

Monday, July 1, 2013

17 year old boy shot at Florida party

A party on Saturday in Florida resulted in the shooting of a 17 year old boy. From an article:
A party in Winter Haven turned violent Friday night when a 17-year-old boy was shot.
Police said it started out as a party at the Winter Haven Garden center and ended with 17-year-old Terrance Morton in the hospital with a gunshot wound.
The shooting happened in the parking lot of the Senior Center, right across the street from Lisa Ibarra’s apartment.
“About 1:30 last night I heard shots and we was out here and then I looked over there and the guy that got shot, he was laying on the ground,” Ibarra said.
Police said they were responding to the area because of a large crowd that had just left a party at the Garden center. But when they showed up, all they heard was gunfire. It was the same shots Ibarra said she heard.
“It sounded like a gun that a police carries. It was like boom! Boom! Boom!” she said.
But police say those shots didn’t come from their guns. Several large orange circles on the ground show just how many spots bullet shell casings were found. One of them hit the victim. He had to be airlifted to the hospital.
Police said there were so many people around at the time of the shooting they could barely get through to the victim. Which leads detectives to believe that someone may have seen what happened. 
Police don’t know if the 17-year-old was targeted. He’s still in the hospital listed in critical but stable condition. Anyone with any information is urged to contact Heartland crime stoppers at, 1800-266-TIPS (8477).

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