Apparently children in America can’t even have one kick ass holiday without their childhood innocence being compromised by gun crazies. An eight-year-old boy was recently just released from a Memphis-area hospital after being shot while trick or treating.
According to reports, witnesses described a terrifying scene in which a red hooded gunman reportedly opened fire at children on Halloween.
The man, believed to be a teenager, walked up and started shooting at several young trick-or-treaters outside a house party. The kids immediately began trying to run away into the home. After the terrified kids ran inside, the boy told his mother he’d been shot. The injured victim was taken to Le Bonheur in non-critical condition and the police were called to hunt the gunman.
Alas, no arrests have been made. However, Police are reportedly looking for a black teenager in connection with the incident. Don’t you miss the days when the most devastating thing to happen to a trick-or-treater was when someone gave out candy corn.
Unfortunately gun violence is as part of the American fabric as slave wages, both of which our Republican-controlled Congress is unwilling to change so long as dark money remains in politics.
H/T: Fox 13 News
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