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

Monday, August 19, 2013

7-year old Chicago boy shot by stray bullet

Seven-year old Tyvion Jackson had just returned from a picnic, in Chicago, and was walking on street while carrying a bicycle, when he was hit by a stray bullet under his arm and shoulder, in what may have been a gang shooting.

Luckily he will survive.  The shooter escaped, but a suspect has been captured.

From an article:
Police said a group standing on a corner down the block from the home in 4200 block of West Fifth Avenue began arguing with someone sitting in a car. Someone from the group pulled out a gun and opened fire. 
McDuffie had just made it in her house when she heard the shots. Tyvion was shot while he was helping his cousin bring her bike up some steps. 
"He just placed his arms up and said he had been shot," she said. "He heard the shots and he felt (the) shot in his arm." 
The gunman fled north. Police say they are questioning a person of interest. 
McDuffie said she became panic-stricken when she couldn't quickly find her cell phone to call 911. "My daughter had to call an ambulance," McDuffie said. 
McDuffie said doctors expect him to make a full recovery. 
Police said the shooting occurred in an area where the Four Corner Hustlers street gang has been embroiled in a conflict with several other gangs as well as feuding internally. .... 
McDuffie said she's lived in her two-story brick house for two years but Sunday night's shooting may have been the final straw. 
"Now he can't come outside," McDuffie said of Tyvion. "We have to move."
Bullets don't know when to stop.

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