I Am So Sick Of The Violence!

In Philadelphia, it is so senseless. This stemmed from 12 year old girls fighting! And one of the girls called a man, who came to the area and started shooting with a semi-automatic gun.


 Police investigators photograph the scene of a multiple shooting on the 1200 block of Bucknell Street in South Philadelphia on Tuesday, September 27, 2011. (Yong Kim / Staff Photographer)


A critically wounded 2-year-old girl was among four people shot Tuesday night in South Philadelphia when a mob of girls charged a house and gunfire erupted in a dispute stemming from a high school fight, police said.


A 10-year-boy and a 59-year-old woman, who live in the same house as the toddler, also were wounded and were hospitalized in stable condition. A 25-year-old man was shot in the finger.


Police were called at 7:31 p.m. to the 1200 block of South Bucknell Street in response to a report of a melee and gunfire.


The 2-year-old was shot in the stomach and hip areas and in a hand, police said. The boy was shot in the right calf. Both were being treated at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.


The woman was shot in the left leg, police said. She was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.


Police spokesman Lt. Raymond Evers said a fight among girls from South Philadelphia High School led to another altercation and, ultimately, the shooting.


Girls involved in the fight showed up at a 12-year-old girl's house on Bucknell, Evers said. "The girls were pushing into the house," Evers said.


Some neighbors got involved, and one girl called an unidentified man, Evers said. A group of men arrived at the scene and the fighting escalated. Two men pulled out guns and one of them began firing.


Chief Inspector Scott Small said the two children were in the house when they were wounded. Blood was visible on the living room floor just inside the front door. The woman was in front of the house when she was hit, Small said.


Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey also responded to scene and denounced a culture of violence among young people.


A neighbor said he saw "a pack of kids raising hell" down the block. Soon afterward, he heard gunshots. The neighbor said he called 911 and by the time he got off the phone, a patrol car had arrived. By that point, everyone involved in the melee had scattered.


The officer "ran through the house and he came out with the baby" and sped off, the neighbor said.

Posted on September 28, 2011 at 10:07 am
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JessMark28
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Smh. I'm afraid for our youth. I really am. Reading things like this makes me not want to bring children into this world.

Posted on September 28, 2011 at 10:10 am
Canooknic
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That's horrendous - what is happening to the world??

It scares me to think what it will be like when my boys are older
Posted on September 28, 2011 at 10:10 am
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That baby, had nothing to do with this nonsense, and now she is in a hospital with 3 gunshot wounds.


It's a sad thing, when two 12 year old girls are fighting and it ends with someone shooting innocent people!

Posted on September 28, 2011 at 10:12 am
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That is so sad...I am sorry to see all the violence in this world. That poor little child.

Posted on September 28, 2011 at 10:32 am
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this gives me goosebumps :/ check out the preview of a movie an independent film maker about the god awful violence in hartford, ct around the hospital I work at. So sad.


http://youtu.be/A1LOyerVCP8


 

Posted on September 28, 2011 at 1:49 pm
ridegrl1
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How awful :( I don't understand this, either. Everyday here in Portland we have a new murder, and it's just terrible.


A few months ago a 16 year old boy killed his 14 year old girlfriend her and dumped her in the woods. They didn't find her for about 2 months. Then there's the Kyron Hormon case which was literally 10 miles from me where the step mom murdered the little boy, but they can't prove her guilty. It just makes me cry :(

Posted on September 28, 2011 at 2:05 pm
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Omg, that's horrible! This made me sick to my stomach :(

Posted on September 28, 2011 at 2:43 pm

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