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

Saturday, July 13, 2013

4 year old Alabama girl shot in home by bullet intended for someone else

A 4 year old Tuscaloosa, Alabama girl was shot and injured inside of her home. The bullet was intended to be shot into the home but the little girl was an innocent victim. From an article:
At least one shooter fired several times into a home in the area of 7th Street at 31st Avenue in west Tuscaloosa and instead of shooting their intended victim, hit a sleeping 4-year-old with two bullets Friday night, according to the Tuscaloosa Metro Homicide Unit. 
Sgt. Dale Phillips, the unit's commander, said Tamerra Harper was found alive but badly injured and was taken to Children's Hospital in Birmingham for treatment. Phillips said she remains there in critical but stable condition.
The investigation is still in progress, but Phillips said the unit is under the impression that shooting into the home was intentional, but the little girl was not the target Friday night. No arrests have been made at this time.
The Tuscaloosa News is reporting that Harper suffered a head wound and a broken arm as a result of the shooting and is breathing on a ventilator at Children's, where she will undergo surgery to remove the bullet from her arm.
“Who would do something like this and hurt an innocent baby, a four-year-old baby?” Harper's grandmother, La Shonda Harper-Gibson asked the Tuscaloosa News. “I hope that they find whoever did this and make them suffer. I hope that God touches their hearts and changes them, is what I really hope.”
Children should be able to sleep in their homes without getting shot.

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