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

Saturday, October 6, 2012

8-year old Nashville boy struck by bullet while sleeping in his home

An 8-year old boy was struck and wounded in his hip by a bullet while he slept in his bed, at home in Nashville, Tennessee.  The shots were intentionally fired at the home from outside.  Motive is unclear.

From an article:

"I think it's very sad that you can't even live in your own home without stuff like this happening, especially for young children," said neighbor Chetika Sales. 
The boy's mother was one of the first residents to move into the area in recent years, which is composed of many homes built by Habitat for Humanity to assist families with lower incomes. 
Danny Herron, president of the Nashville area Habitat for Humanity, visited the boy and his mother at the hospital on Wednesday. 
"It will not require surgery. He will have some therapy and will be fine," Herron said.
Herron said the Habitat bylaws are rigorous, and new homeowners must first go through criminal background checks and lessons on personal finance. 
Herron believes the shooting Tuesday was random. Police said two men shot intentionally at the home. 
Around 10 p.m., a large rock was thrown at the house. The boy's brother and mother, who were inside the home at the time, went to the door to see who threw the object. That's when the shots were fired, striking the sleeping child. 
No arrests have been made, and detectives are working to identify the persons responsible for the gunfire and the reason the home was targeted.


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