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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

More Kids Shot

I've been charting here the shooting of kids around the USA since Newtown, and collected many of them in my piece at The Nation today.  Here's tonight's roundup on shooting just in past day--gathered in five minutes of quick and random googling (also see my post on student finding loaded handgun on floor of theater showing The Hobbit).

In Sioux Falls, S.D., a 16-year-old shot and killed--with a semi-automatic shotgun-- a friend after an argument over paintball.

Tonight comes word that a girl in Memphis, age 2, got struck by a stray bullet from a gunfight outside and is now in critical condition. 
Police say two men had been shooting at each other outside in the parking lot of the Clementine Apartments. Bullets flying everywhere.
“I heard bullets passing, flying in my home,” said Markita Freeman, who lives right next door to the toddler.  ”I heard them flying across my bedroom.”  One of them lodged in a little girl, in her home, just watching TV.
Meanwhile, in Maryland, another two-year-old shot--was being held by man who was gunned down and killed.   This afternoon:  teen shot in chest by another teen in Frederick, Md.  A four-year-old shot in head in Jacksonville outside his home.  A boy, 11, shot and killed in Puerto Rico.

In Atlanta area, a boy, 14, killed during robbery at his home.  Two teen girls wounded in Chicago drive-by.   Youth in Stockton, Ca., shoots girlfriend accidentally, he claims (she'll survive).

Greg Mitchell is the author of more than a dozen books on politics, history, nuclear issues, capital punishment and media. His latest, on the Obama-Romney battle, is Tricks, Lies, and Videotape.

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