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

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

17 year old Massachusetts boy shot by brother

David Wade, age 17
There seem to be quite a number of 17 year olds involved in shootings as reported on this blog. This latest is from the state of Massachusetts where a 17 year old was shot and killed by his 21 year old brother who had just purchased his new gun:
Members of the Stoughton High School football team put on their uniforms for practice Monday afternoon – but one person was noticeably missing.
It was the team’s first practice since the tragic shooting death of David Wade, a 17-year-old senior and defensive back football player, over the weekend.
Wade was accidentally shot in the chest with a .40-caliber gun by his 21-year-old brother in their Turnpike Street home shortly before 3:27 p.m. Saturday, authorities said. (...) 
“There were definitely a lot of emotions,” said Miller, who addressed roughly 1,150 students about Wade’s death through the school’s news feed Monday morning.
Several students, including senior Dwayne Patterson, wrote the number 56 on their wrists in red marker to commemorate Wade’s football number.
“It’s tragic to lose someone like that. You always found him with a smile on his face, no matter what. He was a great kid,” said senior Mauro Oliveira, 18.
Monday’s lunchtime was much quieter than usual, Oliveira said. Students were also noticeably silent in the hallways, he said.
“A lot of people were crying,” said senior Angela Garcia, 17, who has known Wade since middle school.
Garcia said she and other students are making a poster with messages and photographs for Wade’s family that will be brought to Friday’s football game.
A candlelight vigil was held Sunday night outside Wade’s home, students said. A Mass was held at St. James Catholic Church Sunday night for grieving members of the community.
Norfolk District Attorney Michael Morrissey’s office said the shooting remains under investigation. No one has been charged. Results of an autopsy performed Monday came back undetermined pending further testing, said David Traub, spokesman for Morrissey.
Authorities said Saturday Wade was shot in the chest in his parents’ basement by a 21-year-old brother who had recently obtained a gun license.
Shootings have a ripple affect. Many are affected and will never be the same after this senseless accidental shooting.

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