10-Year-Old, Teenager Shot While Sleeping in Bed at Home: Police

A 10-year-old and a 19-year-old were injured while sleeping in a bedroom on Saturday morning.

The shooting occurred just after 4 a.m. in Kenner, Louisiana, according to a statement sent by the Kenner Police Department News week. According to the police, the two people who were shot are in a stable condition.

According to the department, the residence was “shot multiple times” and officials responding to the scene “found several cartridges from three different caliber weapons littering the street”.

Police found that they were investigating the shooting of a 16-year-old in the same apartment last July. A 15-year-old was arrested for second degree murder related to the teen’s death.

“During a house search, four handguns were found on the basis of the investigation into the killing offense,” said the statement to the police News week, based on the incident in July. “It is currently unknown whether the 2021 murder was related to the recent shootings.”

The department noted that the investigation into the shootings was ongoing and officials were actively seeking information related to the incident.

Last weekend, George Floyd’s 4-year-old great-niece was shot dead in her bed on New Year’s Day. Arianna Delane, who lives in Houston, was hit in the upper body and was in stable until Wednesday after surgery. According to her family, she suffered a lung and liver puncture and three broken ribs.

10 year old teenage boy shot while sleeping in bed
A 10-year-old and a 19-year-old in Kenner, Louisiana, were injured while sleeping in a shooting on Saturday morning. Above a police car on July 24, 2015 in Lafayette, Louisiana, following a fatal shootout.
Yuri Gripas / Montrell Bingham

In August, a 9-year-old boy died in his bed in Georgia after being hit by a bullet in a drive-by shootout. According to the police, the boy was sleeping when a shooter opened fire in a nearby vehicle and hit the boy in the head.

Firearms are the leading killer of children and adolescents in the U.S. According to Everytown for Gun Safety, a gun control organization, the organization states that 18,000 children and adolescents are shot or wounded each year, for a total of 3 million exposed to gun violence annually.

“Children and adolescents in the US are affected by gun violence in all its forms. Exposure to armed violence has an impact on the psychological and spiritual well-being of children and adolescents and, among other things, influences their school performance, ”says the organization.

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