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

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Two Oregon teen boys shoot and kill one man and injure another

Two teen boys, 17-year-old Brian Hernandez Cardon and 15-year-old Reynaldo Antonio Ceja, are accused of the shooting death of a 33-year old man and the shooting injury of a 22-year old man in Gresham, Oregon.  The shooting may be gang-related.

From an article:
Lt. Claudio Grandjean said detectives arrested 15-year-old Reynaldo Antonio Ceja at his girlfriend’s house in Estacada on Saturday at 3 p.m. 
The other suspect, 17-year-old Brian Hernandez Cardon, was arrested by Beaverton police on Friday night in Beaverton. 
Both boys face one count each of murder and assault. Police took them to the Donald E. Long Juvenile Detention Center. 
KATU normally does not name minors who are accused of crimes, but we named the boys in this case because of the severity of the crimes. 
Police said Paulino "Paul" Venancio-Lopez, 33, of Gresham was shot and killed at Red Sunset Park. He was found dead near the basketball courts just before 10 p.m. Friday. 
Neighbors said they heard two "pops" around 9 p.m. and then two more several minutes later. They thought they were fireworks. 
Police said 22-year-old Omar Merino-Lopez, who had been shot in the leg, walked to Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center about six blocks away. 
Grandjean said the shooting was "possibly gang-related." Police haven't confirmed if the victims know each other.
The article didn't say how the boys got their guns and ammo.

Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.

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