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

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Georgia grandfather shoots his own 2 year old grandson

There has been a tragic situation in Georgia where a grandfather shot his own young grandson in an argument with the man's son:
A 2-year-old boy was shot and killed Tuesday night, allegedly by his grandfather during an argument, Gwinnett County police said.
Deandre Vega, who would have turned 3 in a few weeks, was on the driveway of his Lilburn-area home when he was shot shortly before 10 p.m., Cpl. Jake Smith said. The alleged shooter, Luis Efrain Torres, remained at the scene and was taken into custody when officers arrived, Smith said. Officers located the gun allegedly used in the shooting.
Just after 2 a.m. Wednesday, Torres was booked into the Gwinnett County Jail, charged with murder and aggravated assault. Torres was being held without bond early Wednesday.
Investigators believe a dispute between Torres and the boy’s father, Rochell McCoy, escalated to gunfire outside a home in the 5200 block of Stafford Drive, near Indian Trail Road.
“At this time, we don’t think he intended to actually shoot that child,” Smith said. “But we do believe he was trying to shoot someone else that was here.”
Neighbors called 911 after hearing gunshots, and officers arrived to find the injured child on the driveway of the home. The boy was transported by ambulance to the hospital, but did not survive, Smith said. No other injuries were reported.

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