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

Saturday, July 13, 2013

9-year old St. Louis boy shot and killed in father's car by shooters in another car

Tyrese Short, age 9
9-year old Tyrese Short was asleep in the back of his father's car as his father and friends drove
home after a get-together, St. Louis, Missouri.

Suddenly another car drove up and fired at the vehicle.  One of the shots hit Tyrese in the head.

His father drove the boy to the hospital, but Tyrese eventually died from his wound.

The father had a prior criminal history, and may have been the intended target.

The shooter has not been identified or captured.

From an article and news video:
A young child shot while riding in a sport utility vehicle with his father and two other people early Wednesday has died of his injuries. 
Police idientified the youngster as Tyrese Short, 9 of the 1800 block of Switzer. 
St. Louis Police say around 3:30 a.m. yesterday a vehicle arrived to the departments north patrol headquarters on North Union Boulevard.  The child was unconsicous and suffering from a gun shot wound to the head. 
Police later determined the child was shot from bullets fired from another vehicle, into the SUV on Goodfellow Boulevard near Laura in north St. Louis. 
The child was taken to St. Louis Childrens Hospital from the police facility, and died Wednesday evening.

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