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

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

15-year old Florida boy shot while riding his bike

15-year old Onardo Bent (source)
15-year old Onardo Bent was riding his bike to his home when he was shot in the side, in west Orlando,
Florida, in what may have been a stray bullet incident.  He is now in critical condition.

From an article:
Onardo Bent, 15, was struck in the torso just before 9:30 a.m., while riding a short distance to his uncle’s home in the 4800 block of Leprechaun Way, in the Pine Hills area.
The teen, who remains in critical condition, fell unconscious in the home and was unable to provide information regarding the shooting.
Yesterday, at a news conference, his sister, Odeika Bent appealed to the public for information regarding the circumstances surrounding her brother’s shooting.
Onardo could have been hit by a stray bullet, but to date, no one has come forward.
Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings also joined the family in appealing to the public for help and called for “justice for the person responsible for shooting this young man.”
Onardo was an honor student at Oak Ridge High School and a good athlete, his family said.
Bullets don't know when to stop.

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