Received 18 bullets: a 14-year-old boy was shot in the USA while waiting for a bus
The boy was returning home from school. The attackers fired 36 bullets at him, 18 of which hit a child.
In the US state of Pennsylvania, a 14-year-old boy was shot dead as he was returning from school and was waiting for a bus at a bus stop in Philadelphia.
This is reported by The Associated Press.
It is noted that the incident occurred on Monday, November 29, at about 15:30 local time, when two unknown persons opened fire and fired at least 36 shots … According to local law enforcement officers, 18 bullets hit the child.
The student died from his injuries in the hospital. As of Tuesday, the motives of the attackers remain unknown. At the same time, the police questioned witnesses from a pharmacy located near the scene of the incident, and also received a video recording from a video surveillance camera.
No charges have yet been brought forward, an investigation is ongoing. “We lost another young life to the wanton use of firearms – the fourth from yesterday,” said Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw. “While we cannot bring back those we have lost, the Philadelphia Police Department will ensure that these cases are fully investigated.” p>
Since the beginning of the year, Philadelphia has recorded 508 murders, the highest rate since 1990 and 12% more than in the same period last year. More than 30 of the dead were under the age of 18.