Monday, April 23, 2007

Guns Don’t Kill People

13-year-olds with guns attempt to kill people:
A 13-year-old boy was booked with attempted murder after he allegedly shot a man in the stomach a week ago, Kenner police said Friday.

The boy, who is not being identified by police because he is a juvenile, also was booked with attempted armed robbery in an incident involving the same victim. A 15-year-old boy was booked with being a principal to attempted second-degree murder.
Both the 13-year-old and the 15-year-old had guns:
Police said that on April 14 the boys approached two men at 8 p.m. on Phoenix Street. Each boy pointed a handgun within inches of the men's faces and demanded money, said James Gallagher, Kenner Police Department spokesman.

The brother of one of the men, standing a short distance away, threw a bottle at the boys and they ran off, police said.

Three hours later, the two boys again approached Phoenix Street, where one of the attempted-robbery victims was standing outside his residence talking with friends. Police said the 13-year-old boy shot him in the stomach, from across the street. The boys then ran away.
The two boys came back to shoot the man. And the 13-year-old allegedly pulled the trigger.

13 and 15. And they both had guns.


Slate said...

Dammit. I posted a piece linking to one of yours last week.

This is just so upsetting. Too many freaking guns. Period.

Didn't NYC do some kind of stepped up gun control? I'm gonna have to look into it and see what they did, but I think it made a dent.

varg said...

I never understood how, if they had guns, they were scared away by a bottle. I guess because they were stupid damn kids.