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

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

12-year old Oklahoma boy injured in drive-by, as 11-year old brother saves him

11-year old John Jordan (left) and his 12-year old brother (rt)
Three boys were getting ready to play games in their Oklahoma City home when shots came through the walls from outside.  One boy, age 12, was injured in the foot.  His 11-year old brother, John Jordan, then pushed him to the floor, likely saving his life.

From an article and news video:

The 12-year-old boy was hit in the foot, but it could have been much worse. Police said somebody shot several times into an apartment complex Wednesday night on Lyrewood Lane near Wilshire Boulevard and Rockwell Avenue. 
The boy did not want to speak on camera, but KOCO Eyewitness News 5's Michael Seiden talked to his brother. John Jordan pointed out where bullet holes dotted his bedroom wall, ceiling and bathroom. 
"We were in a room getting ready to play some games, and we heard two shots. At first, we didn't know what it was," Jordan said. 
Jordan added that he and two of his brothers were in the bedroom when they heard at least five shots in all, one of which struck his brother in the foot. Jordan's brother will miss the rest of his middle school football season while he recovers from his injuries. 
"We thought my big brother was joking when he said he got hit in the foot," Jordan said. "My little brother almost got hit, but I picked him up and threw him on the floor so he wouldn't get hit."


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