Thursday, July 7, 2011

Man shot in the head at 55th and Garfield after shooting 'competition' with neighbors

Posted By on Thu, Jul 7, 2011 at 2:04 PM

click to enlarge I doubt this is what they mean by successively larger guns.
  • I doubt this is what they mean by successively larger guns.

Here's this week's WTF story: Apparently there was a shooting "competition" at 55th and Garfield Monday night that ended with a 24-year-old man shot in the head and critically injured. Except this competition wasn't at a shooting range. This was with some neighbors, and according to the Star, escalated with the guy firing "successively larger guns" in the air, in an attempt to compete with neighbors at a house at 54th and Garfield. Sounds delightful stupid. 

After firing his guns, the man decided to bolt. As the car he was riding in pulled away, a bullet ripped through it and hit the guy in the head. The bullet didn't stop there, hitting the man's girlfriend in the chest. And just so this story was even more awful, there were three children in the car (ages 3, 7 and 11).



The children suffered scratches from the broken glass. At last word, the shooting victim's injuries were considered life-threatening. His girlfriend's were called minor.

The Star reported that police are trying to determine whether the victim was shot on purpose or if this was a stray round.


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