Saturday, March 22, 2014

Chicago 14-Year-old Accidentally Shot by Another 14-Year-old - No Adult Charged

Chicago Tribune

Police say a 14-year-old girl was accidentally shot in the legs by a 14-year-old boy in Englewood  Wednesday night.
The bullet went through one of the girl's legs and lodged in her other leg, police said. She was taken to Comer Children's Hospital where her condition was stabilized.
The boy was charged as a juvenile with unlawful use of a weapon, police said.


  1. In order to charge someone, you need to have this thing called evidence. No evidence equals no charges. At 14, the boy could easily acquired the weapon without the knowledge of the parents, especially with the prevalence of gangs in the city.

    1. In this case you're absolutely right. The kid could have gotten the gun from another kid. But, every day we see cases in which the obviously responsible lawful gun owner is not charged. In order to charge someone you need to consider gun negligence a crime.