LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- A 13-year-old boy was hit and killed by a stray bullet at a Gwinnett County apartment complex Monday night.
Officials with the Gwinnett County Police Department identified the victim as 13-year-old Tre Shambry.Several people called 911 to report gunshots at the Holland Park Apartments on Holland Place just before 10 p.m. Monday, according to police.At the same time, a woman called police to report her 13-year-old son had been shot in their apartment.
When police arrived they found the teen had been shot in the torso while lying in bed.Paramedics took the wounded teen to Gwinnett Medical Center, where he died.Police believe the fatal shot was fired while two men were arguing in the parking lot of the apartment complex."
It is possible that the parties responsible are unaware that a person was struck by their gunshots," said Officer Brian Kelly of the Gwinnett Police Department in a release.Officials believe that the individuals responsible for the shooting left in two separate vehicles. Witnesses stated that they saw a red-type vehicle and a silver or gray-type vehicle leave the complex shortly after the shooting, police said.
When is enough going to be enough? I say now. That's enough. Legitimate gun owners need to be prepared for serious inconvenience in the future. When their star begins its descend, common sense restrictions will be put in place. Gun registration, background checks on every transfer, closer scrutiny of FFL dealers, to name just a few of the needed changes, will be implemented as soon as the country gets fed up enough with what's going on.
The great weblog Ooh Shoot lists only accidental deaths, which everyone agrees are a tiny fraction of the deliberate ones. Yet these accidents are daily fare in the media. Enough is enough.
How can so-called responsible gun owners continue to turn a blind eye on these tragedies and deny any involvement? If they're not involved, I'd like to know who is, the non gun owners? No, I don't think so.
The first group responsible for this mess is the criminals who do the shootings, next it's the legitimate gun owners from whom the criminals get their guns, and next it's the gun manufacturers from whom the legal gun owners get theirs.
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