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05-25-07, 06:02 PM #1
Baby hit during playground shootout
THREE MONTH OLD HIT BY GUNFIRE!!!!
Baby girl wounded during shoot-out
Friday, May 25, 2007
By Moustafa Ayad, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
A 3-month-old baby girl was wounded during a shoot-out at a Wilkinsburg playground last night.
The shooting occurred around 9 p.m. at Ferguson Playground, at Center Street and South Avenue.
By John Heller, Post-Gazette
Baby carriage that a baby was in when it was shot outside a playground in Wilkinsburg.
The baby, who was in a stroller, was shot in the leg and arm and was taken by ambulance to Children's Hospital. Hospital officials would not release the infant's condition, but police said they did not believe her wounds were life-threatening.
Wilkinsburg police Sgt. James Carraway said two groups of men confronted each other at the playground and "words were exchanged." They then started shooting and the baby was caught in the crossfire.
He said a lot of women and children were in the playground at the time.
The baby's mother, who was not wounded, was very distraught after the shooting.
"The mother was completely lost," he said. "This is not fun and games anymore." He added that the community needs to come together to put an end to the violence that can lead to an infant being wounded.
Sgt. Carraway said he believes one of the groups is from Homewood and the other from Wilkinsburg.
A short time later, police were called to a report of a man shot in the back and arm at Tioga and Rosedale streets in Homewood. Police later determined the man had been wounded in the shootout in Wilkinsburg.
Kamaal Wilson, 24, of Wilkinsburg, said, "It gets wilder out here every day. I guess when it gets hot people start to come out and get crazy."A monday morning lunatic, disturbed from time to time. Temporary catatonic madman on occasion..
Lightning crashes a new mother cries, her placenta falls to the floor. The angel opens her eyes,the confusion sets in before the doctor can even close the door..
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05-25-07, 09:33 PM #2
The very definition of 'exhibiting a wanton disregard for human life...'
May justice come swiftly...
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That from the nunnery
Of thy chaste breast and quiet mind
To war and arms I fly. - Lovelace
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05-25-07, 11:29 PM #3
I concur countybear. I do hope the baby will in fact be okay.Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
05-26-07, 02:54 AM #4
Karma's a bitch when it catches ya!Do not war for peace. If you must war, war for justice. For without justice there is no peace. -me
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