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

Saturday, October 20, 2012

7-month old Waco boy shot in head in drive-by

Dmar E. Caufield, age 7 months.
A 24-year old man is accused of a drive-by shooting into a home in Waco, Texas.  The shots his a 7-month old boy, Dmar E. Caufield, in the head, critically injuring him.  The boy's uncle was also wounded.  Two other children, and other adults, were also present in the home at the time of the shooting.

From an article:

Samuel Henry Jr., 24, is charged with causing serious bodily injury to a child, a first-degree felony, in the Oct. 10 attack on the home at 1609 N. 18th St., after witnesses identified Henry as the shooter, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said. 
The assault critically injured baby Dmar E. Caufield, who was thought to be “somewhat improving” Thursday, Swanton said. 
The shooting also caused minor injuries to the child’s 38-year-old uncle, Craig Mays, who suffered some shrapnel wounds to the arm and was treated and released from a local hospital that day. 
From the beginning, officials suspected the early-morning shooting into the front of the home was a targeted assault, although it was not clear who the intended victim was, Swanton said. 
Six people were inside at the time — the baby and his uncle, as well as the baby’s mother and father and two other children. 
Swanton declined to comment about several details of the investigation, including what detectives think was the motive or the relationship between Henry and the family.
After the shooting, Dmar was taken to Scott & White Hospital in Temple, where he underwent emergency surgery and was in stable but critical condition on a ventilator.
(a related article with photo)

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