Category Archives: Girl

Mass Shooting – Wounded – Girl (Pontiac, MI)


A gunman opened fire at a crowd of several hundred spectators at an informal July 4th fireworks show hosted by a local party store, killing a 33-year-old father and injuring his two children and four other people.

Several hundred people had gathered in front of Perry’s Palace Liquor Store at North Perry and Chamberlain streets about 11 p.m. Thursday. After a fight broke out at the store, a suspect fired shots into the crowd, according to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies and Oakland County Medical Examiner’s Office investigators confirm that a 33-year-old Pontiac man was killed after sustaining a gunshot wound to the head.

A 35-year-old Pontiac man was arrested at about 4 a.m. Friday, deputies said. He was taken into custody at his home after several witnesses on the scene identified him. Detectives continue to seek warrants and investigate.

The victim’s 6- and 12-year-old children also were injured in the shooting. His 6-year-old son was shot in the head, officials report. The boy suffered injuries that were not life threatening and was transported to Children’s Hospital in Detroit, where he remains in stable condition.

The man’s 12-year-old daughter suffered an injury to her forearm. She was treated at McLaren Oakland Hospital and released.

Two 22-year-old women also were shot in their lower legs. A 28-year-old man was shot once in the hip and forearm, and a 23-year-old man was shot once in the leg.

Double Murder/Suicide – Killed – Girl – Nicole David (Horton, PA)


The State Police are still investigating what is being called a double murder – suicide in Elk County on July 4th. The Ridgway State Police continue investigating the deaths of seven year old Brian and eight year old Nicole David and their father, thirty two year old Brian David Senior. The police believe the father shot both children in their Horton Township home and then turned the gun on himself. The viewing for the two children will reportedly be held tomorrow in Brockway with their funerals set for Wednesday morning in DuBois.23

BROCKWAY, Pa. (AP) — A funeral home viewing has been scheduled for two children who state police believe were killed by their father before he took his own life at a home in west-central Pennsylvania.

Tuesday’s viewings for 8-year-old Nicole David and 7-year-old Brian Keith David Jr. will be followed by a funeral Wednesday in Brockway.

That’s not far from Horton Township, about 100 miles northeast of Pittsburgh, where state police believe Brian Keith David Sr. shot both children before shooting himself last Thursday. The investigation continues, but police believe the incident was a murder-suicide.

Double Shooting – Wounded – Girl (Freeport, IL)


FREEPORT — Timothy McGraw, 48, was shot in the jaw while sitting with his daughter on a neighbor’s porch at 10:30 p.m. Sunday night. He died 29 minutes later, according to an autopsy performed Tuesday by the Stephenson County Coroner’s Office.

His 9-year-old daughter also was shot but not seriously injured. She has been released from a Rockford hospital.–213873201.html

Killed – Girl – Elyssia (Ellie) Marie Karlsen (Hopkinsville, KY)


A 6-year-old girl was shot and killed by her 4-year-old brother in an accidental shooting in Christian County on Sunday.

The girl was flown to a hospital and taken off life-support Sunday night hours after the accident.

Hopkinsville Police say the children’s grandfather had pulled his pistol out to clean and thought it was unloaded. He says his grandson picked it up, and pointed it at his sister when it accidentally went off.

Double Shooting – Killed – Girl – Alysa Bobbitt (Grant’s Pass, OR)

Alysa Bobbitt

An Oregon man told police he was using his assault rifle as a crutch to help him get up from a couch at a friend’s apartment when it fired a burst through the ceiling and killed a little girl upstairs, court records show.

A police affidavit said Jon Andrew Meyer Jr. told investigators the gun went off accidentally June 27 at the Grants Pass apartment, the Grants Pass Daily Courier reported.

Authorities say he was responsible for the reckless burst of rifle fire that killed 5-year-old Alysa Bobbitt of Shady Cove and wounded apartment resident Karen Hancock. The girl and Hancock were upstairs in the same apartment as Meyer.

The little girl and her mother were visiting friends there, but just what Meyer was doing in the apartment with the rifle was unclear. Court records say his fiancee had kicked him out of her place, getting a restraining order, and he listed his current residence as his sister’s home.

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Family members of a young girl who was shot and killed Thursday night are speaking out, and asking why a man with a gun was allowed in the same area as the girl.

Grants Pass Police say Thursday night, 30-year-old Jon Meyer fired an assault rifle inside an apartment on Northwest C street. Police say the bullets went through the ceiling and hit 5-year old Alysa Bobbit and 44-year-old Karen Hancock, who were on the second floor of the two-story unit. Bobbit was killed, and Hancock was seriously wounded. Meyer was arrested and charged with manslaughter.

Murder/Suicide – Killed – Girl – Jakyla King (Milwaukee, WI)

Jakyla King

MILWAUKEE– A 6-year-old Milwaukee girl died on Sunday afternoon after her family says her father shot and killed her. The girl’s mother was not home at the time, but she says police told her the father then shot and killed himself.

Police and the Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s office were called to the home near 51st and Fairmount at around 1pm on Sunday.

Ja’Kyla D. King, 6, was shot and killed by her father, 28-year-old Jeramie D. King, who then killed himself, police said.

Killed – Girl – Brandajah Smith (New Orleans, LA)

Brandajah Smith

(The Root) — It was supposed to be a quick trip to the store, a 10:30 a.m. walk for a gallon of milk.

On June 23 in New Orleans, Brandajah Smith — a dark-chocolate confection of a 5-year-old with a mind full of questions — needed milk for her cereal. But getting to the store and back was the kind of task easier to accomplish quickly without a little one in tow. So her mother, Ladericka Smith, set out alone and locked the door behind her, thinking that her little girl would be all right.

By 10:50 a.m., Smith found Brandajah lying unconscious but breathing at the bottom of a bedroom closet with a bullet wound near the center of her forehead. The little girl had found a .38 revolver belonging to the man with whom the family was staying.

Brandajah died a short time later after being taken off life support. Police arrested her mother and charged her with cruelty to a juvenile. In June a grand jury indicted Smith on charges of second-degree murder.

NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 14 (UPI) — A judge in New Orleans has reduced bail for a woman arrested after her 5-year-old daughter shot herself with a relative’s handgun.
Laderika Smith, 28, was charged with second-degree murder after her daughter, Brandajah, fatally shot herself June 23. A judge ruled on Sept. 26 that the evidence did not support that charge, but Smith remains in jail while prosecutors appeal, the (New Orleans) Times-Picayune reported.