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Thread: Boy shot, killed trick-or-treating; two injured **Update #62

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    Boy shot, killed trick-or-treating; two injured **Update #62

    I guess the monsters really do appear on Hallowe'en

    http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/0..._treat_killing

    Sat Nov 1, 1:55 AM

    By The Associated Press

    SUMTER, S.C. - A 12-year-old boy trick-or-treating with his family was shot from inside a home Friday and killed, and his father and brother were wounded by the gunfire, authorities said.

    A suspect was in custody and police called the shooting an isolated incident. The family was headed home from a city-sponsored event downtown when they decided to stop at a few homes, Sumter Police Chief Patty Patterson said. The father and his four children approached a home with a porch light on about 8:30 p.m. while their mother waited nearby in a vehicle.

    As the family was at the door, they thought they heard fireworks. The 12-year-old boy, his father and brother were all hit by the gunfire. The boy died at a hospital, Coroner Verna Moore said. The other two children were not hurt.

    The boy's father and brother were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Patterson has not released the man's name or the identities of the family.

    She also would not release any more details about the shooting.

    The police said there were other people inside the home at the time of the shooting, but she didn't expect any of them to be charged.

    A neighbor said he heard a loud noise about the time of the shooting and thought it was simply Halloween mischief.

    "I thought, trick-or-treat night - pranks go down. Anything goes," said Lenwood Dixon, 49. "I heard a noise like maybe gunfire, then my daughter saw a bunch of lights flashing and saw some cops."

    "I'm surprised. Since I was here, I'd never heard of anything like that happening. It's a quiet neighborhood," he said. "You don't see many children in the neighbourhood. It's more elderly."
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    Tragic.

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    Oh my. So sad.
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    Oh my, so very sad. A family celebrating a kids holiday and something like this happens. Horrible.
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    I say it again...guns. :-(( :-((

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    He feared that the trick-or-treater was a robber, police say.

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    And he's an ex-con. The porch light was on...didn't he SEE it was a child?
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    They will be in my prayers.


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    And I'll say it again.


    What was a convicted felon doing with a firearm?

    Enforce the laws we have on the books.
    The one eyed man in the kingdom of the blind wasn't king, he was stoned for seeing light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady's Human View Post
    And I'll say it again.


    What was a convicted felon doing with a firearm?

    Enforce the laws we have on the books.
    AGREED

    But didn't you know... the gun pulled the trigger all on it's OWN. don't punish the poor criminals

    tragic story. I really feel for this boys family.




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  11. When your child is dead....does it matter who gets punished? What was a convicted felon doing with a gun?...because he could. Such a sickness...So tragic...

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    And again....if the EXISTING LAWSwere being enforced, the convicted felon would not have had the firearm.
    The one eyed man in the kingdom of the blind wasn't king, he was stoned for seeing light.

  13. Quote Originally Posted by Lady's Human View Post
    And again....if the EXISTING LAWSwere being enforced, the convicted felon would not have had the firearm.

    But he did. And a child is dead.

  14. I would edit but that seems to bother some...so...

    another child is dead.

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    And your solution would be to shred the second amendment, rather than insist exisiting laws be enforced.
    The one eyed man in the kingdom of the blind wasn't king, he was stoned for seeing light.

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