Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Two days after 7 yr old Devon, another Chicago child accidentally shot, one of four more kids today.

Boy on bicycle accidentally shot

Atlanta, Ga (3-22-16) A boy riding his bicycle at a large neighborhood party was hit by a .22 cal bullet. He walked home, told his mother, never losing consciousness. The mother then called 911.

Police stated the shooting of 6 year old was likely an accident. Police believe the shooter is afraid to come forward. There were no witnesses at the party.

Police investigate after girl shot in the neck in Grand Crossing home

CHICAGO (3-22-16) -- After a girl was shot was shot in the neck in the Grand Crossing neighborhood Tuesday afternoon, police are trying to figure out if it was an accident or negligence.

Neighbors said there were a number of people in the house in the 7100-block of S. Ingleside Ave. But after a gunshot went off, there was screaming, commotion and people began rushing to get the victim to the hospital.

Police said one person was showing off a gun in the house. The victim was in the kitchen when the bullet struck her in the neck.

The victim remains in critical but stable condition at University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital.

"I was upset when I hear about that because she's a really sweet little kid," a neighbor said.

The shooting comes just two days after the death of 7-year-old Devon Lofton, who accidentally shot himself with a gun he came across in his Englewood home.

"Unfortunate that the young man lost his life. And I'm hoping and praying that this young lady, who is in critical, just pull through," community activist Andrew Holmes said.

Police have made no arrests. They initially said they believed the shooting was accidental, however, they said it remains under investigation.

Man shot while sleeping in his bed

CORPUS CHRISTI (3-23-16) A man is shot in the knee while he is asleep in his bed.  It happened at the Sutton Place Apartments on Everhart early Tuesday morning.

According to police people were fighting in a nearby apartment, when someone stepped out onto the patio and fired several shots.  Officers say a bullet went through a wall and hit a man in the knee.  He was not seriously hurt.

When officers got to the scene, Action 10 News was told Cops found several bullet casings and a gun inside an apartment.

Police say they have a suspect but so far no one has been arrested yet.  The case is still under investigation.

Teenager injured after apparent accidental shooting in Toledo

TOLEDO, Oh. (3-22-16) — A 17-year-old female is hospitalized and a suspect has been arrested in connection to what police say was an accidental shooting in central Toledo Tuesday.

According to the Toledo Police Department, Earl Smith Jr., 19, was arrested and charged with negligent assault, tampering with evidence and receiving stolen property after a shooting at 511 N. Miller St. in Toledo. Police say the shooting appears to be accidental.

Arieana Pettaway, 17, was taken to the hospital after receiving a gunshot wound to her hip, according to police. The wound does not appear to be life threatening.

Police continue to investigate.

Man arrested following accidental Harpursville school bus shooting

Harpursville, NY (WBNG Binghamton) New York State Police on Tuesday announced the arrest of a man in the accidental shooting of a school bus from the Harpursville Central School District.

A single round of ammunition struck the driver's side of the bus March 16 as it traveled south on Colesville Road in the town of Colesville. The round of ammunition did not penetrate the bus, and none of the students who were riding on the bus at the time was injured.

An investigation by state police revealed the incident was the result of an stray round fired by one of two people who had been lawfully target shooting on their private land located on Chaffee Street. The bullet travelled approximately a third of a mile and struck the bus on Colesville Road.

During the investigation, troopers searched the suspects’ residence on Chaffee Street. Lucas Alapeck, 22, was found to possess a large capacity ammunition feeding device capable of holding thirty (30) rounds of .223 caliber ammunition. The 30 round magazine was seized and Lucas Alapeck was arrested for criminal possession of a weapon in the third degree, a class D felony. On Tuesday, he was arraigned in the Colesville Town Court and released on his own recognizance to reappear at a later date.

Man shoots his hand with gun

Grovetown, Ga (3-23-16) A Grovetown man was treated at Doctors Hospital after accidentally shooting himself in the hand.

According to reports, police responded to the hospital after being called about an accidental shooting.

The man told police he was attempting to show his wife how the safety worked on his Sig Saur P238. According to police reports, the man stated the bullet entered the palm of his left hand and exited the back of his hand. He then said his wife took him to the hospital.

UPDATE: Beloit shooting victim identified

BELOIT, Wi (3-22-16) The man police believe was shot and killed Monday night has been identified as 28-year-old Joshua Smiley of Beloit.

Police say the alleged shooter has been interviewed and a gun was recovered, but no arrest has been made and no charges have been filed.

The suspect's name is not being released as the investigation continues and police reach out to witnesses of the incident.

Teen dies in Cedar Rapids shooting

Cedar Rapids, Ia (3-19-16) A teen dies in the hospital after a shooting in Cedar Rapids.  The shooting happened Friday around 5:45 p.m.

Police say they responded to the home located at 1424 Bever Ave. SE and found a person inside suffering from a gunshot wound.  The victim has been identified as Senquez Jackson age 15. He was pronounced deceased at 5:24 p.m. Saturday evening.

The circumstances surrounding the incident are still under investigation. There is nothing further to release at this time.

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