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

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Two boys, 12 and 14, shot in Chicago by stray bullets

Two boys, ages 12 and 14, were playing football outside their home in Chicago when a 19 year old young man, Walter White, opened fire at another person.  One of those shots hit the 12-year old in the groin.  Another shot hit the 14-year old, Raven Thompson, in the left leg and a major artery.  The leg may need to be amputated.

White was subsequently captured.

From an article:

Walter White, 19, also known as Lil’ Walt, was arrested and now faces two Class X felony counts of aggravated battery for allegedly shooting the boys, ages 12 and 14. 
Appearing in court Saturday with a private attorney, White was ordered held in lieu of $200,000 bail. 
Raven Thompson, 14, and the boy remain hospitalized after the shooting near 108th Street and South Eggleston. Thompson was shot near the abdomen, while the other boy was shot in the groin. 
Cassandra Thompson, the teen’s mother, says doctors are worried about his left leg and may amputate if his condition worsens. The freshman at Julian High School was considering playing basketball at the school, she said. 
“The bullet hit the main vein in the leg and they’re scared of clots,” Cassandra Thompson said. “They might have to take that left leg.”

Bullets don't know when to stop.

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