Category Archives: Girl

Mass Shooting – Killed – Girl – Rayna Miranda (Fontana, CA)

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Relatives discovered the bodies of four family members, including two children with multiple gunshot wounds, inside a Fontana, Calif. home after what appears to be a murder-suicide.

Police obtained a search warrant overnight and are continuing the investigation Tuesday morning at the home in the 7300 block of Palmetto Avenue. Authorities received a call from a 16-year-old boy who said his family members had been injured or possibly killed in the house, according to Fontana police Sgt. Doug Imhof.

“We located four bodies, two children, a female about 12 years old, a male about 10 years old, a female victim adult 35 to 40 (years old) and a male about the same age,” Imhof said. “It appears as though they all lived there.”

The victims were identified as 38 year-old Ramon Miranda, 34 year-old Silvia Miranda, 10 year-old Rayna Miranda, and 12 year-old Ramon Miranda Jr., according to the San Bernardino County Coroner’s Office.

Silvia, Rayna and Ramon Jr. suffered multiple gunshot wounds, according to police. The man, Ramon Miranda, suffered a single gunshot wound to the head, police said.

At about 8:30 p.m. Monday, Fontana police officers were called to the home in the 7300 block of Palmetto Avenue, where they discovered the bodies of Ramon Miranda, 38, and Silvia Miranda, 34, and their son Ramon Jr., 12, and daughter Rayna, 10, according to the San Bernardino County Coroner’s office.

Boy, 16, finds bullet-riddled bodies of his mother and two siblings after ‘stepfather gunned them down in grisly murder-suicide’
Bodies found in blood-smeared home late Monday in Fontana, California
Stepfather Ramon Miranda, 38, apparently shot and killed 34-year-old Silvia Miranda and her children, 12-year-old Ramon Jr. and 10-year-old Rayna
They were discovered by Silvia Miranda’s son, 16, who had gone to check on the family after he’d been unable to contact them
Neighbors reported hearing arguing before family was found dead

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/bodies-found-fontana-home-homicide-investigation-238201121.html

http://www.sbsun.com/general-news/20131231/fontana-family-found-dead-in-apparent-triple-murder-suicide

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http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/people-including-children-found-killed-california-home-article-1.1562139

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/12/31/authorities-probe-deaths-of-2-children-2-adults-in-fontana/

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2532150/Family-four-including-children-10-12-dead-home-argument.html

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/01/01/teen-son-finds-mother-and-3-other-family-members-dead-in-apparent-murder/

http://lasvegassun.com/news/2013/dec/31/2-children-2-adults-found-slain-california-home/

Killed – Girl – Hope Alexandra Fair (Fountain Inn, SC)

Hope Alexandra Fair

A teen boy fatally shot a 12-year-old girl at a mobile home in South Carolina on Sunday evening in what he called an accident, police said.

The unidentified 15-year-old was loading a magazine into a Colt .380 when it fired a bullet to Hope Alexandria Fair’s head, local media report.

Hope’s mother, Michelle Fair, remembers her daughter as a friendly and creative girl who loves art and music.

“She’s just very outgoing, outspoken, joyful and a happy girl,” Fair told The State newspaper of South Carolina. “She was beautiful. … She’d make friends with everybody.”

The unidentified teen boy has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, and Hope’s family thinks the killing was an accident — though the boy changed his story several times, according to the newspaper.

Hope was at the home in Fountain Inn, S.C., to visit her friend, the boy’s cousin, who called dispatch herself to say that the teen boy was holding the pistol when it went off and that he had left the mobile home to hide it, local media said.

Coroner Nick Nichols says Hope Alexandra Fair of Gray Court died at a hospital at around 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Deputies say the shooting happened at a home in Fountain Inn about an hour earlier.

Nichols says the girl was shot in the head. Authorities haven’t released any other details.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/s-girl-12-fatally-shot-head-teen-cops-article-1.1564449

http://www.islandpacket.com/news/state/south-carolina/article33551559.html

http://www.thestate.com/news/local/crime/article13833131.html

http://www.wsmv.com/story/24327456/cops-15-year-old-charged-in-girls-shooting-death

http://www.scnow.com/news/state/article_c1f9107e-716e-11e3-8f81-001a4bcf6878.html

Killed – Girl (Quick, WV)

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Police say a 10-year-old girl was fatally shot on Pentacre Road in Quick on Sunday. The girl and a 9-year-old boy were shooting targets with a shotgun when the girl was accidentally shot in the chest and arm.

QUICK, W.Va. — A 10-year-old girl was shot and killed Sunday in Kanawha County in what police say was an accidental shooting involving another child.

A 911 call was made around 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, reporting that the girl was accidentally shot while she and a 9-year-old boy were “target practicing” with a shotgun in Quick, according to dispatchers.

The girl received injuries to her chest and arm and underwent surgery at CAMC General Hospital, where she died overnight.

The shooting happened near a creek bank in the 3800 block of Pentacre Road.

The names of the two minors were not released by Monday evening, and the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department is still investigating.

Police confirmed that the two children were not siblings.

On December 22, 2013 at approximately 5:30 p.m. a shooting was reported in the 3800 block of Pentacre Road near Quick, Kanawha County WV. A caller reported to Metro 911 that a nine year old and ten year old were target practicing with a 410 shotgun near a creek when the ten year old was accidentally shot. The ten year old female received injuries to her arm and chest.

Medics were dispatched along with Kanawha County Sheriff’s Deputies. Local volunteer fire department members also responded to render aid.

She was transported from the scene by personal vehicle until a responding ambulance with the Kanawha County Emergency Ambulance Authority met them along the route. HealthNet launched a helicopter to assist with transport, but was cancelled when the ambulance was determined to be the fastest mode of transportation and continued to Charleston Area Medical Center’s General Division Hospital with the patient.

The patient was taken into surgery upon arrival. The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office will not likely issue further updates on the condition of the victim.

http://www.wvgazettemail.com/News/201312220073

http://www.kanawhasheriff.us/2013/12/22/december-22-2013-accidental-shooting-of-ten-year-old-in-quick/

Mass Shooting – Killed – Girl – Kierra Adams (Alma, AR)

Kierra Adams

The names of the victims killed in Tuesday’s shooting in rural Crawford County were revealed Wednesday, but a motive remains unclear.

Investigators believe 51-year-old Tim Adams shot and killed his 4-month-old grandson, Chayston Williams, his 4-year-old granddaughter, Kierra Adams, and 31-year-old Michael Williams, the father of Chayston and boyfriend to Tim Adams’ daughter, Ashley Adams, said Chief Deputy Jimmy Damante with the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office.

The shooting happened north of the Alma city limits at 2127 Old Rudy Road, the home of Tim and Regina Adams, just before 3 p.m. Tuesday. Damante said Ashley Adams and Michael Williams had arrived at the home with the 4-month-old to pick up Kierra and another of Ashley’s daughters, a 3-year-old.

Investigators believe Ashley Adams went inside the home where her two daughters and Regina and Tim Adams were. Ashley Adams and Tim Adams got into an argument over Ashley Adams’ scheduled court appearance for Tuesday and what she would do with her children, Damante said.

Tim Adams went outside and retrieved a shotgun from of his pickup and shot Michael Williams, who had been waiting in the passenger side of the car with Chayston Williams in the back seat. Ashley Adams ran outside and got into a scuffle with her father, who broke free, went to the driver’s side of the car and shot the baby, Damante said.

Ashley Adams grabbed the infant and returned to the home, where Tim Adams pursued her. Regina Adams ran through the house with the 3- and 4-year-old girls to get away from Tim Adams. A shot was fired inside the home, but no one was injured, Damante said.

Regina and Ashley Adams ran out the back door with the two children. Tim Adams came outside. Regina Adams hid behind a pickup with the two girls, but Kierra stepped out and was shot in the back. Regina Adams then ran into the house with the 3-year-old, and Ashley Adams ran through the front door and placed the baby on a bed, Damante said.

A Crawford County deputy arrived at the scene to find Tim Adams outside talking on a cellphone behind the house. The deputy recognized Adams and pleaded with him to stop and put down the gun. Tim Adams then shot himself, Damante said.

Investigators are unsure with whom Tim Adams was talking on the cellphone. The bodies will be sent to the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory in Little Rock for examination, Damante said.

http://swtimes.com/news/victims-idd-apparent-crawford-county-murdersuicide

http://swtimes.com/news/questions-linger-following-apparent-alma-murdersuicide

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http://www.arktimes.com/ArkansasBlog/archives/2013/12/03/police-triple-murder-suicide-near-alma

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Wounded – Girl (Indianapolis, IN)

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A 7-year-old girl was shot Tuesday evening on the city’s Northwestside.

The shooting happened around 6:30 p.m. in the 3900 block of Gateway Court. Police found the girl shot in the arm. She was transported to Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health in serious condition.

Police were still investigating how the shooting happened, but say they found several people inside and that the incident was not believed to be random. No one had been arrested as of Tuesday night, but police had obtained a search warrant.

http://www.indystar.com/story/news/2013/11/19/girl-7-shot-on-indianapolis-northwestside/3645917/

http://fox59.com/2013/11/19/police-girl-7-shot-on-northwest-side/

Killed – Girl – Jamerica Ragsdale (Warren County, MS)

Jamerica Ragsdale

Warren County Coroner Doug Huskie says that 6-year-old Jamerica Ragsdale died at 1:36 Thursday morning. She was shot in the head Tuesday at her grandmother’s home on Cooper Drive, west of Vicksburg.

There was a 16 year old in the house in an adjacent bedroom handling a 22 caliber pistol,” said Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace. “The firearm discharged. The projectile went through the wall of the bedroom into the living room where the child was standing and struck the child in the head.”

“Yeah it was an accident,” said Nikia Ragsdale, Jamerica’s uncle. “But he shouldn’t been playing with guns.”

Those in the house say Jamerica and her four sisters were staying there temporarily with their grandmother while their family moved. The teen shooter, is not being identified, nor do we know how he’s related to the family.

“At this time the 16 year old is being detained in youth detention for possession of a handgun by a minor,” said Sheriff Pace. “As this investigation continues all that information will be presented to the Warren County Youth Court to see if any charges are applicable to the injury of the child.”

Investigators are also looking into where the gun came from, and how it made it’s way into the hands of the teen.

Jamerica was playing at her grandmother’s house while a 16-year-old family friend was in a different room handling a gun. The .22-caliber handgun discharged, sending a bullet through a wall and into Jamerica’s head. She died two days later.

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http://vicksburgdailynews.com/2013/11/13/6-year-old-warren-county-girl-shot-in-head/

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http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/newtown-year-schoolchild-fatally-shot-3-days-article-1.1548162

Double Murder – Killed – Girl – Mia Lopez (Hemet, CA)

Mia Lopez1

MURRIETA – Criminal charges that could result in the death penalty were filed today against a Hemet man accused of fatally shooting his wife and 5-year-old daughter and stabbing and raping his ex-girlfriend.

Johnny Lopez, 33, is charged with two counts of murder in the deaths of Joanna Angel Barrientos Lopez, 36, and Mia Lopez, along with a special circumstance allegation of multiple murders. A decision on whether to seek capital punishment will be made at a later date by District Attorney Paul Zellerbach.

If convicted, Lopez would face a minimum of life in prison without the possibility of parole, according to District Attorney’s spokesman John Hall.

He is slated to be arraigned on Dec. 6 at the Southwest Justice Center in Murrieta.

About 8:15 p.m. last Saturday, deputies responded to a call of a bloodied man standing in the street in front of a home in the 41000 block of Sunset Lane in Hemet. The man, identified as Lopez, struggled with deputies before he was taken into custody, Riverside County sheriff’s Sgt. Todd Torrenti said.

Inside the home, deputies found his former girlfriend with serious neck lacerations that were initially considered life-threatening. She remains hospitalized in stable condition.

Lopez is charged with attempted murder for allegedly inflicting the stab wounds, and is also charged with raping the woman, whose identity was withheld.

About an hour later, dispatchers received a call from the 26000 block of Girard Street in Hemet, just more than a mile away from the Sunset Lane home.

There, deputies found the bodies of the defendant’s wife and daughter, Torrenti said. Mia was a child from a previous relationship Johnny Lopez had with a woman other than Barrientos, according to broadcast reports.

Lopez is also charged with burglary and allegations that he used a knife, an ax and a cord in the attack against his ex-girlfriend, Hall said.

At 9:16 p.m. on Saturday, deputies received a suspicious circumstance call at a residence in the 26000 block of Girard Street in Hemet. The caller reported that two people were dead inside the residence.

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Killed – Toddler – Zoie Dougan (Rogersville, MO)

Zoie Dougan

A 4-year-old Branson girl was accidentally shot and killed Monday in the Rogersville area by a man target practicing, according to a Christian County official.

Christian County Coroner Brad Cole said that Zoie Dougan had been playing in the front yard of a house on U Highway with other children while a man was shooting at targets with a .22-caliber rifle behind the house.

“They went behind the house and she ended up in the line of fire,” Cole said.

The shooting happened at about 3 p.m., Cole said.

He said Doughan was air-lifted to a Springfield hospital where she was pronounced dead.

ROGERSVILLE, MO.
A southwest Missouri prosecutor will not file charges against a man who shot a 4-year-old girl to death while he was target shooting.

Christian County Prosecutor Amy Fite said she decided not to file charges against the man, whose name has not been released, after reviewing statements in sheriff’s department documents, the Springfield News-Leader reported.

The documents indicate the man did not know that the child, Zoie Dougan, of Branson, was in front of him when he fired a rifle Oct. 28 at a home near Rogersville. Records show the man was not drinking, was distraught after the shooting, and said he had not seen the child when he fired the shot, according to the documents.

Zoie’s mother, who was present at the scene, also told investigators she believed the shooting was an accident and that the man should not be punished.

The deputies’ reports, the first public records released in the shooting, indicate Zoie and her mother, Alyssa Dougan, were visiting friends at the house and were outside when a man who lived there decided to shoot at items in a burn pile in order to prepare a rifle for squirrel hunting. He aimed at a bottle about 70 feet away, keeping one eye closed while he focused, according to the reports.

The women told investigators that Zoie and another girl were running toward a swing set in the yard about the same time. The area in the yard where Zoie was shot was between the shed and the swing set.

The man said he fired one shot, then heard one of the women yell, “What was that?” He turned around and saw both women running to the area where he had just fired, the reports say. He then saw Zoie lying on the ground.

“(The man) said he never saw Zoie enter his sight picture as he looked through the scope,” the report says.

Alyssa Dougan told investigators she saw her daughter in the grass and ran over when the girl didn’t respond to her calls.

When deputies arrived, they reported Alyssa Dougan was crying and saying, “This can’t be real” and “Why?”

The reports say she also told deputies, “Don’t let (the man) get in trouble, it was an accident.”

Emergency personnel reported Zoie was unconscious and struggling to breathe when they arrived. She was pronounced dead at the hospital.

“(The man) was crying and emotionally upset as he described the chain of events, claiming it was a complete accident,” the report said.

He also told officers he knew shooting at that location “wasn’t good judgment. I understand that.”

Mike Brooks with the Missouri Department of Conservation says gun owners can sometimes get complacent. He says even people who handle guns on a regular basis can pick up bad habits.

“You really have to know what your target is and what lies beyond your target. A lot of responsibility comes into play when anytime you handle a firearm for any reason,” he said.

Police say a 25-year old man was target shooting in his backyard on Monday when the four year old girl ran in front of him.

“We will treat this as a crime because there’s a potential possibility of negligent manslaughter, that’s not for me to decide but we will work it as the worst case scenario,” said Christian County Sheriff Joey Kyle.

The girl was shot in the head and died on the way to the hospital.

“It’s real easy to lose track of where everyone is and before you know it you have a tragedy on your hands,” said Brooks.

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Killed – Girl – Marina Rybak (Delta Junction, AK)

Marina Rybak

A 6-year-old boy fatally shot a 12-year-old girl with a pellet gun at a birthday party in Delta Junction on Saturday, the Alaska State Troopers said.

The girl, identified by troopers as Marina Rybak, was taken to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital Saturday with a gunshot wound to her neck. Troopers were notified of her death at 9:19 p.m., according to the dispatch.

Another child at the birthday party had gotten a hold of the pellet gun and given it to the boy, said trooper spokesman Megan Peters. The gun belonged to a relative of the boy.

“The six year old was taking the gun back in the house when he pulled the trigger,” Peters wrote in an e-mail Sunday. “He didn’t know the gun was loaded.”

The children ran inside and told the mother of the 6-year-old what had happened right away, Peters said.

The name of the 6-year-old has not been released.

More details were released Sunday afternoon surrounding the death of a 12-year-old girl who was shot with a pellet gun by a 6-year-old in the Interior community of Delta Junction, 95 miles southeast of Fairbanks on the Richardson Highway. Alaska State Troopers reported they received a report of the shooting shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday, and that the shooting appeared to be a tragic accident.

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Double Murder/Suicide – Killed – Girl – Susana Castrillon (Brooksville, FL)

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Daniel Castrillon-Oreggo seemed to be coming to grips with the end of his marriage.

His wife, Luz Jimenez, moved out of the couple’s home in the Trillium development earlier this month and filed for divorce last week. Then the 39-year-old learned she was already seeing someone new.

On Friday, his 7-year-old son, Sebastian, made a startling statement to reassure his father: Don’t worry. You’re still my dad. The other guy is just my stepdad.

“I think that’s what really pushed him over the edge,” said Jose Guerrero, a friend of Castrillon-Oreggo’s who was there during the encounter.

At some point between Friday night and Sunday evening, Castrillon-Oreggo fatally shot both of his children — Susana, 8, and Sebastian — at his home, then turned the gun on himself, Hernando Sheriff Al Nienhuis said Monday during a news conference in front of the house on Nodding Shade Drive.

BROOKSVILLE —
A case of domestic violence involving a soon-to-be divorcing couple ended tragically with the deaths of two young children and their father, according to Hernnado County Sheriff Al Nienhuis.

The sheriff said during a news conference Monday that Daniel Castrillon, 39, shot and killed his two children, Susana, 8, and Sebastian, 7, while they were sleeping during the weekend in their Brooksville home before turning the gun on himself.

The dad left a note saying he was distraught over the divorce.

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Murder/Suicide – Killed – Girl – Alexis Buchanan (Mountain City, TN)

Alexis Buchanan

MOUNTAIN CITY — The Johnson County Sheriff’s Department has released more information into the suspected murder-suicide that killed 31-year-old Heather Buchanan and her daughter, 6-year-old Alexis Buchanan. A man, Terry Mark Johnson, was also shot in the abdomen and hand. He remains hospitalized and has not yet been interviewed by investigators.

Reece said the officers responded to 1235 McEwen Road in the Forge Creek Community on Saturday night after a call to 911 reported a man was shot. Reece said Johnson was able to get away from his residence and made it to a neighbor’s residence, where 911 was called.

Officers began to investigate the shooting, Reece said. They were walking toward the scene of the shooting in the dark. When the headlights from the ambulance transporting Johnson illuminated one of the officers, shots were fired at the officer and in the direction of the ambulance. The ambulance was able to get away from the scene.

A news report said the officer was pinned down, taking fire from Johnson’s suspected shooter. The officer said he saw a woman on the porch. The woman was later identified as Heather Buchanan. The officer was able to make the call to 911 for assistance. Other officers arrived and were able to get the pinned-down officer to safety.

Tactical teams were used to approach the residence. When they reached the scene, they discovered the woman had fled into the woods.

Neighbors confirmed that Buchanan had taken her 6-year-old daughter into the woods with her.

“We didn’t realize she had her daughter until we talked to the neighbor,” Reece said Sunday. “That’s when we called the helicopter.”

The Tennessee Highway Patrol helicopter assisted in the search for Buchanan and her child. The helicopter had to end its support when fog moved into the area.

The sheriff’s department news release said “officers exhausted all available means of locating the suspect and the child.”

At 9 a.m. Sunday, officers were called back to McEwen Road, where two bodies had been discovered. The bodies were identified as Buchanan and her daughter.

Reece said two guns were found on the scene. One was a Smith and Wesson .38-caliber pistol, which was empty. The other was a western-style .22-caliber pistol, which held nine rounds. One round was left in the gun.

The .38-caliber had mud in the barrel, as if Heather Buchanan had fallen in the woods and the gun went into the dirt. Reece said it appears both the mother and daughter were shot with the .22-caliber. Reece suspects the .38-caliber was used in the shooting with his officer.

He said an officer arrived at 1235 McEwen Ranch Road at just after 10 on Saturday night with emergency medical services in response to a shooting.

Upon entering the house, officers learned the woman had escaped into the woods behind the house. After speaking with neighbors at around 2 a.m., officers learned the woman had her 6-year-old daughter, Alexis Buchanan, with her.

“We didn’t realize she had her daughter with her until we talked with the neighbor,” Reece said. “That’s when we called the helicopters in.”

He said officers and a Tennessee Highway Patrol helicopter looked for the woman and her daughter for the next two hours, until just before 5 a.m., before fog made the search unsafe for the helicopter crew.

Reece said the sheriff’s department received a call at around 9 on Sunday morning that said the bodies of two females, Buchanan and her daughter, were found dead in a driveway near the residence.

http://www.johnsoncitypress.com/article/111250/johnson-county-woman-had-shot-at-officers-ambulance

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2013/12/children-killed-guns-after-newtown-portraits

http://www.johnsoncitypress.com/article/111207/johnson-county-woman-daughter-dead-in-apparent-murder-suicide

http://www.wjhl.com/story/23495124/2013/09/21/johnson-county-suspect-and-her-6-year-old-girl-found-dead-in-neighbors-driveway

http://www.wcyb.com/news/funeral-set-for-sixyearold-girl/22133124

http://www.local8now.com/home/headlines/Child-dead-after-apparent-murder-suicide-224960542.html

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/local/story/2013/sep/23/east-tennessee-mother-daughter-dead-apparent-murde/119469/

http://www.knoxnews.com/news/east-tennessee-mother-daughter-dead-apparent-murde

http://www.kentuckynewera.com/news/article_8708747e-2488-11e3-9070-001a4bcf887a.html

http://www.mountaincityfh.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=1100994

Double Shooting – Killed – Girl – Tiana Ricks (Moreno Valley, CA)

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A vigil was held Monday evening, Sept. 9, for a 6-year-old girl whose last words expressed concern and love for her father after they were both hit by gunfire in a Moreno Valley shooting that police say was gang-related.

Riverside County sheriff’s homicide detectives and Moreno Valley police continued searching for two gunmen who shot and killed Tiana Ricks and wounded her father, 26-year-old Tyrell Ricks Jr., at a family celebration at a Moreno Valley home at 9:38 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7. No arrests have yet been made and police refused to release any additional details, other than to classify it as gang-related.

Prosecutors say Keandre Narkie Johnson, 21, of Moreno Valley, shot Tiana Ricks and her father, Tyrell Ricks Jr., at a home on Harker Lane in Moreno Valley on Sept. 7.

http://www.pe.com/articles/ricks-673914-shooting-family.html

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-family-and-friends-remember-a-6yearold-shot-and-killed-with-candlelight-vigil-20130910-story.html

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Wounded-Father-of-Slain-Girl-Meets-with-Moreno-Valley-Detectives-223075371.html

http://articles.latimes.com/2013/sep/17/local/la-me-ln-man-arrested-shooting-girl-20130917

http://www.myfoxla.com/story/23378622/6-year-old-shot-and-killed-at-family-party

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/09/14/hundreds-gather-for-funeral-of-girl-6-killed-outside-moreno-valley-party/

http://abc7.com/archive/9252247/

http://www.tmz.com/2013/09/10/the-game-funeral-tiana-ricks-shooting-death-moreno-valley/

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Tiana-Ricks-Keandre-Narkie-Johnson-6-Year-Old-Girl-Killed-Moreno-Valley-Riverside-County-Death-Penalty-247178631.html

http://ktla.com/2013/09/18/moreno-valley-gang-member-charged-with-murder-in-death-of-6-year-old/

http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2013/09/17/arrest-made-in-death-of-girl-6-gunned-down-outside-moreno-valley-party/

http://www.presstelegram.com/general-news/20130913/funeral-to-be-saturday-for-long-beach-girl-6-killed-in-moreno-valley

http://ktla.com/2013/09/18/moreno-valley-gang-member-charged-with-murder-in-death-of-6-year-old/

Killed – Girl – Desirae Macias (Palmdale, CA)

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Palmdale, CA –

(FOX 11 / CNS) Desirae Macias … the 7-year-old girl who was shot in the head in a car-to-car shooting in Palmdale early Wednesday morning has died. According to a broadcast report, Desirae was taken off life support late last night shortly before midnight.

Three men have been arrested in the case. 22-year-old Jesus Peralta of Palmdale, 19-year-old Carlos Peralta of Palmdale and 20-year-old Eduardo Diaz of Little Rock.

It was on Wednesday around 12:48am when Desiray was shot in the head while sitting in the back seat of her family car. Her mother’s boyfriend got into an argument with several men at a gas station. That argument led to the shooting. The men chased after the family, shooting at their car several times. Desirae Macias was struck in the head. She was the only one injured. Three suspects believed to be gang members were arrested and charged with attempted murder.

http://www.myfoxla.com/story/23336571/7-year-old-desirae-macias-dies-from-gunshot-wounds

http://www.presstelegram.com/general-news/20130904/three-arrested-in-palmdale-car-shooting-girl-now-brain-dead

http://www.dailynews.com/general-news/20130906/2-brothers-charged-in-palmdale-car-to-car-shooting-death-of-desirae-macias-7

http://ktla.com/2013/09/06/brothers-charged-in-palmdale-shooting-of-7-year-old/

http://theavtimes.com/2014/02/04/brothers-plead-not-guilty-in-shooting-death-of-7-year-old-girl/

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Desiree-Macias-Palmdale-Girl-Shooting-Jesus-Carlos-Peralta-Life-Support-Donations-Family-222758031.html

http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/family-palmdale-shooting-investigation-222321881.html

http://articles.latimes.com/2013/sep/06/local/la-me-ln-men-charged-girl-braindead-20130906

http://articles.latimes.com/2013/sep/06/local/la-me-ln-mother-desperately-tried-cpr-after-daughter-shot-in-head-20130906

http://articles.latimes.com/2013/dec/10/local/la-me-ln-brothers-arraigned-palmdale-girl-homicide-20131210

http://ourweekly.com/news/2013/sep/06/7-year-old-desirae-macias-dies-after-being-taken-l/

http://ktla.com/2013/09/07/benefit-car-wash-being-held-for-desirae-macias-2/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/04/desiree-macias-shot_n_3869469.html

http://laist.com/2013/09/06/7-year-old_girl_who_was_shot_in_hea.php

Triple Shooting – Wounded – Girl (Paradise, CA)

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PARADISE — A man allegedly shot a family of three this morning at a residence on the 400 block of Horseshoe Hill Drive.

The Paradise Post learned the alleged victims are a husband, wife and their 12-year-old daughter.

According to a neighbor, the male victim’s brother, who had moved in a couple of months ago, allegedly shot them.

At about 6:30 a.m., the Paradise Police Department received multiple reports of gunshots and yelling, according to a press release. Upon arrival, officers discovered three gunshot victims.

Nancy Taylor, 53, was declared deceased at the scene, according to Paradise Police. Rodney McClintock, 49, underwent surgery and is listed in critical condition. The 12-year-old girl also had surgery and is currently in stable condition.

According to a neighbor, the suspect allegedly came in shooting and left without saying a word.

Witnesses told authorities the suspect, Robert McClintock, 53, fled on foot down Honey Run Road.

OROVILLE >> A Paradise man was sentenced today to 34 years to life in state prison for a triple shooting on Labor Day 2013 that left one dead.

Butte County Superior Court Judge Michael Deems sentenced Robert Frank McClintock, 53, to 25 years to life for the murder of McClintock’s sister-in-law, Nancy Taylor, then 53, on Sept. 2, 2013.

McClintock was also sentenced to the upper term of nine years for the attempted murder of his niece Chloe Taylor, then 12.

McClintock shot the Taylors and his brother, Rodney, then 49, at the family’s residence on the 400 block of Horseshoe Hill Drive, off Honey Run Road near the Skyway.

Police arrived at 6:33 a.m. and found Nancy Taylor dead. Chloe Taylor was shot in the hip and knee while Rodney McClintock had a round near his lower spine.

The surviving victims have made a full physical recovery, according to supervising deputy district attorney Mark Murphy.

http://www.chicoer.com/general-news/20130902/3-pm-update-one-woman-dead-2-injured-in-paradise-home-shooting/1

http://www.chicoer.com/general-news/20141113/paradise-man-sentenced-34-years-to-life-for-triple-shooting-that-killed-one/1

http://www.chicoer.com/general-news/20130906/paradise-man-arraigned-for-triple-shooting-that-killed-1-wounded-2

http://www.krcrtv.com/news/local/new-details-revealed-about-the-man-accused-of-shooting-a-family-of-three-killing-the-mother/21766954

http://www.krcrtv.com/news/local/triple-shooting-leaves-mother-dead-father-and-daughter-hurt/21751824

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/paradisepost/obituary.aspx?pid=166899143

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/chicoer/obituary.aspx?pid=166908359

Triple Shooting – Killed – Girl – Arabian Gayles (New Orleans, LA)

Arabian Gayles

An 11-year-old girl was killed and two others, including her young cousin, were injured early Monday, when several gunmen opened fire on a house in Pension Town, according to New Orleans police. A spokesman for the Orleans Parish Coroner’s office identified the girl as Arabian Gayles.

She died hours after the 12:15 a.m. shooting in the 1300 block of General Ogden Street, where several other sleeping children ages 4 through 9 and two adults survived the barrage unscathed, police said.

Arabian’s 11-year-old cousin and a 38-year-old man suffered wounds that were non-life threatening, police said.

Arabian’s cousin, 11-year-old Paulreiona Cary, was shot in the hand, and 38-year-old Tommy Briggs was shot in the arm, according to accounts from police and family members. Their wounds were not life-threatening.

New Orleans police on Thursday announced six reputed gang members were indicted on charges stemming from the 2013 murder of 11-year-old Arabian Gayles.

Authorities said the the triple shooting that killed Gayles and wounded her 11-year-old cousin and a man at a home on General Ogden Boulevard was the act of gang members committing a robbery. Three suspects were arrested this week, and three others were already in jail on other charges.

The three men arrested Thursday are Chris Arana, 20; Roderick Taylor, 20; and Ronnell Martin, 18. The suspects already jailed were identified as Terry Green, 20; Jacshan Griffin, 18; and Jermaine Scott, 19.

Around midnight last Sept. 2, gunmen opened fired from outside the home in the 1300 block of General Ogden in Pension town, piercing the walls and striking Gayles in the head.

SEPTEMBER 11, 2014
NEW ORLEANS, LA—Today, the NOPD with assistance from the Multi-Agency Gang Unit, arrested six individuals in connection with the September 2, 2013 shooting on General Ogden Street that killed 11-year-old Arabian Gayles and injured two others.

Three of the six individuals were arrested today.

20-year-old Chris Arana is charged with one count of First Degree Murder and three counts of Attempted First Degree Murder. The NOPD has identified Arana as a member of the Breadwinners (M-Unit) gang.

18-year-old Ronnell Martin is charged with Accessory After the Fact to First Degree Murder. The NOPD has identified Martin as a member of the Breadwinners (M-Unit) gang.

20-year-old Roderick Taylor is charged with Accessory After the Fact to First Degree Murder.

The remaining three individuals were already in prison and will be rebooked with the new charges.

20-year-old Terry Green is charged with one count of First Degree Murder and three counts of Attempted First Degree Murder. The NOPD has identified Green as a member of the MMG gang. Green is currently in Orleans Parish Prison on unrelated drug charges.

18-year-old Jacshan Griffin is charged with one count of First Degree Murder and three counts of Attempted First Degree Murder. The NOPD has identified Griffin as a member of the MMG gang. Griffin is currently in Orleans Parish Prison on unrelated gun and drug charges.

19-year-old Jermaine Scott is charged with one count of First Degree Murder and three counts of Attempted First Degree Murder. The NOPD has identified Scott as a member of the MMG gang. Scott is currently in Department of Corrections custody. He will be transferred to OPP and booked on the new charges.

In addition, all six of these individuals will be booked with two counts of Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery.

“Today’s arrests send a clear message that we will continue to be relentless in our efforts to go after the dangerous individuals who are terrorizing the streets of our neighborhoods,” said NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison. “I want to thank the men and women of the NOPD Homicide Unit, the MAG Unit and the NOPD Street Gang Unit for their hard work to bring these individuals to justice.”

The NOPD Homicide Unit has led this investigation since the incident occurred. Over the course of the investigation, the NOPD received information that the incident may have been a result of an attempted armed robbery by two known gangs involving drugs. Based on that information, the Multi-Agency Gang Unit joined the investigation which resulted in the multiple arrests.

“The people of New Orleans have demanded that the violence stop, and these arrests are proof that our law enforcement partnerships are working hard to make it happen,” said Mayor Mitch Landrieu. “We are holding these gangs and groups accountable for their actions. The rules have changed.”

Formed by Mayor Landrieu, the Multi-Agency Gang Unit was designed to focus additional resources on the groups of individuals who continue to commit acts of violence in our neighborhoods. As an integral component of NOLA FOR LIFE’s Group Violence Reduction Strategy, the MAG Unit consists of a partnership with New Orleans Police Department (NOPD); Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office (DA); Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office (OPSO);Louisiana State Police (LSP); Parole Board of the Louisiana Department of Corrections; United States Attorney’s Office (USAO); Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF); Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA); United States Marshal’s Service (USMS); and the United States Probation & Parole Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2014/09/police_da_to_announce_mulitipl.html

http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2013/09/arabian_gayles_new_orleans.html

http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2013/09/triple_shooting_in_pension_tow.html

http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2013/09/one_11-year-old_girl_shot_in_h.html#incart_m-rpt-2

http://www.wdsu.com/news/local-news/new-orleans/arrests-made-in-2013-killing-of-11yearold-arabian-gayles/28015746

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http://wgno.com/2014/09/11/nopd-arrest-6-in-arabian-gayles-murder-case/

http://www.nola.gov/nopd/press-releases/2014/20140911-nopd-makes-multiple-arrests-in-shooting-d/

http://www.theneworleansadvocate.com/news/10243828-171/orleans-grand-jury-indicts-6

http://theadvocate.com/news/6946360-123/two-11-year-old-girls-shot-early

http://www.fox8live.com/story/23433056/11-year-old-arabian-gayles-laid-to-rest-after-funeral-attended-by-hundreds

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/theneworleansadvocate/obituary.aspx?pid=166904752

Triple Shooting – Wounded – Girl (New Orleans, LA)

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An 11-year-old girl was killed and two others, including her young cousin, were injured early Monday, when several gunmen opened fire on a house in Pension Town, according to New Orleans police. A spokesman for the Orleans Parish Coroner’s office identified the girl as Arabian Gayles.

She died hours after the 12:15 a.m. shooting in the 1300 block of General Ogden Street, where several other sleeping children ages 4 through 9 and two adults survived the barrage unscathed, police said.

Arabian’s 11-year-old cousin and a 38-year-old man suffered wounds that were non-life threatening, police said.

Arabian’s cousin, 11-year-old Paulreiona Cary, was shot in the hand, and 38-year-old Tommy Briggs was shot in the arm, according to accounts from police and family members. Their wounds were not life-threatening.

New Orleans police on Thursday announced six reputed gang members were indicted on charges stemming from the 2013 murder of 11-year-old Arabian Gayles.

Authorities said the the triple shooting that killed Gayles and wounded her 11-year-old cousin and a man at a home on General Ogden Boulevard was the act of gang members committing a robbery. Three suspects were arrested this week, and three others were already in jail on other charges.

The three men arrested Thursday are Chris Arana, 20; Roderick Taylor, 20; and Ronnell Martin, 18. The suspects already jailed were identified as Terry Green, 20; Jacshan Griffin, 18; and Jermaine Scott, 19.

Around midnight last Sept. 2, gunmen opened fired from outside the home in the 1300 block of General Ogden in Pension town, piercing the walls and striking Gayles in the head.

SEPTEMBER 11, 2014
NEW ORLEANS, LA—Today, the NOPD with assistance from the Multi-Agency Gang Unit, arrested six individuals in connection with the September 2, 2013 shooting on General Ogden Street that killed 11-year-old Arabian Gayles and injured two others.

Three of the six individuals were arrested today.

20-year-old Chris Arana is charged with one count of First Degree Murder and three counts of Attempted First Degree Murder. The NOPD has identified Arana as a member of the Breadwinners (M-Unit) gang.

18-year-old Ronnell Martin is charged with Accessory After the Fact to First Degree Murder. The NOPD has identified Martin as a member of the Breadwinners (M-Unit) gang.

20-year-old Roderick Taylor is charged with Accessory After the Fact to First Degree Murder.

The remaining three individuals were already in prison and will be rebooked with the new charges.

20-year-old Terry Green is charged with one count of First Degree Murder and three counts of Attempted First Degree Murder. The NOPD has identified Green as a member of the MMG gang. Green is currently in Orleans Parish Prison on unrelated drug charges.

18-year-old Jacshan Griffin is charged with one count of First Degree Murder and three counts of Attempted First Degree Murder. The NOPD has identified Griffin as a member of the MMG gang. Griffin is currently in Orleans Parish Prison on unrelated gun and drug charges.

19-year-old Jermaine Scott is charged with one count of First Degree Murder and three counts of Attempted First Degree Murder. The NOPD has identified Scott as a member of the MMG gang. Scott is currently in Department of Corrections custody. He will be transferred to OPP and booked on the new charges.

In addition, all six of these individuals will be booked with two counts of Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery.

“Today’s arrests send a clear message that we will continue to be relentless in our efforts to go after the dangerous individuals who are terrorizing the streets of our neighborhoods,” said NOPD Superintendent Michael Harrison. “I want to thank the men and women of the NOPD Homicide Unit, the MAG Unit and the NOPD Street Gang Unit for their hard work to bring these individuals to justice.”

The NOPD Homicide Unit has led this investigation since the incident occurred. Over the course of the investigation, the NOPD received information that the incident may have been a result of an attempted armed robbery by two known gangs involving drugs. Based on that information, the Multi-Agency Gang Unit joined the investigation which resulted in the multiple arrests.

“The people of New Orleans have demanded that the violence stop, and these arrests are proof that our law enforcement partnerships are working hard to make it happen,” said Mayor Mitch Landrieu. “We are holding these gangs and groups accountable for their actions. The rules have changed.”

Formed by Mayor Landrieu, the Multi-Agency Gang Unit was designed to focus additional resources on the groups of individuals who continue to commit acts of violence in our neighborhoods. As an integral component of NOLA FOR LIFE’s Group Violence Reduction Strategy, the MAG Unit consists of a partnership with New Orleans Police Department (NOPD); Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office (DA); Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office (OPSO);Louisiana State Police (LSP); Parole Board of the Louisiana Department of Corrections; United States Attorney’s Office (USAO); Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF); Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA); United States Marshal’s Service (USMS); and the United States Probation & Parole Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana.

http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2014/09/police_da_to_announce_mulitipl.html

http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2013/09/arabian_gayles_new_orleans.html

http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2013/09/triple_shooting_in_pension_tow.html

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http://www.fox8live.com/story/23433056/11-year-old-arabian-gayles-laid-to-rest-after-funeral-attended-by-hundreds

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/theneworleansadvocate/obituary.aspx?pid=166904752

Double Shooting – Killed – Girl – Tequila Forshee (Miami Gardens, FL)

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Overcome with emotion, family and friends held a candlelight vigil Thursday night outside the home where 12-year-old Tequila Forshee was shot and killed.

She was inside her grandmother’s Miami Gardens home when bullets flew through a window late Wednesday night.

The shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday in the area of 42nd Avenue and 201st Street when a gunman or gunmen opened fire on the home, Miami Gardens Police spokesman Det. Mike Wright said.

Tequila’s grandmother, Tawanda Brown, had started braiding the little girl’s hair at her beauty salon, Ms. T Worldwide Beauty Salon, inside the Carol City Flea Market on Wednesday. When the shop closed at 7 p.m., Brown and her granddaughter left to finish up at home, said hairdresser Samara Thompson, who worked with Brown.

Tequila, with a giant smile and a playful nature, had been sitting on a living room floor as Brown tended to her tresses.

Around 11 p.m., Brown told Miami Herald news partner CBS4 that she heard her dogs barking, looked out the window and saw several teenagers on bicycles on the street. Moments later, a hail of bullets tore through the front of the house, just missing several other children who were also there.

“Bullets just started storming in and I thought Tequila had just laid over to get out of the way,” Brown told CBS4. One bullet struck Brown in the leg; she was later treated.

http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/Girl-12-Shot-and-Killed-Inside-Miami-Gardens-Home-219742871.html

http://miami.cbslocal.com/2013/08/15/girl-killed-when-shots-fired-into-miami-gardens-home/

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article1954145.html

http://newsone.com/2682331/tequila-forshee/

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http://www.local10.com/news/girl-killed-by-stray-bullet-family-says/21476668

http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/tequila-forshee

Double Murder/Suicide – Killed – Girl – Karla Valeria Eguez Coca (Chicago, IL)

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Police say a mother and her 5-year-old daughter were shot to death in a double murder and attempted suicide on Chicago’s Southwest Side.

Kelly Mariel Coca, 28, and her 5-year-old daughter, Karla Valeria Eguez, were found dead in their home in the 2800-block of South Kildare Avenue in the Little Village neighborhood.

A man identified as the woman’s husband and the child’s father also was found and was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition. Authorities were not making his name public.

Chicago police say all three had been shot in the head in an apparent double murder suicide attempt Monday night. They say the man was the shooter. His gunshot wound was self-inflicted. Police say they believe he shot his estranged wife and daughter, then turned the gun on himself. Mariel’s father lives just upstairs.

Coca’s husband lives in Miami, but he made his way Monday to Chicago home where Coca lives with her mother and sister. Her relatives described themselves as a big Bolivian family.

A 28-year-old Florida man who fatally shot his estranged wife and their 5-year-old daughter in his wife’s Little Village home before turning the gun on himself has died, authorities said.

Juan Eguez-Medrano, 28, was pronounced dead at 11:07 a.m. this morning at Mount Sinai Hospital, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday.

About 12:15 a.m. Tuesday, a relative called police after hearing shots from the floor below her in a home in the 2800 block of South Kildare Avenue. When police entered the basement unit, they found three people shot.

Two of them, a 28-year-old woman and her daughter, died on the scene, authorities said. Relatives identified them as Kelly Mariel Coca and Karla Valeria Eguez, respectively.

http://abclocal.go.com/story?section=news/local&id=9204264

http://abc7chicago.com/archive/9204264/

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-08-14/news/chi-authorities-man-who-shot-and-killed-his-wife-daughter-and-himself-dies-20130814_1_april-16-teachers-plan-districts

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/13/carla-eguez-kelly-coca-_n_3748787.html

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/father-kills-wife-daughter-chicago-survives-suicide-bid-article-1.1425328

http://hinterlandgazette.com/2013/08/kelly-mariel-coca-5-year-old-daughter-karla-eguez-killed-by-estranged-husband.html

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Kelly+Mariel+Coca+Cossio+%26-Karla+Valeria+Eguez+Coca&lc=7862&pid=166457682&mid=5635961

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Kelly-Coca&lc=6244&pid=167793625&mid=5724249

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=115393506

Mass Shooting – Killed – Girl – Alaysha Carradine (Oakland, CA)

Alaysha Carradine   (Family photo)
11:54 AM: An 8-year-old girl who was fatally shot in East Oakland on Wednesday night would have been a third-grader at Fruitvale Elementary School in the fall, an Oakland schools spokesman said today.

Troy Flint, of the Oakland Unified School District, identified the girl as Alaysha Carradine.

Oakland police said Alaysha was one of four people hit by gunfire when someone fired shots into an apartment at 3440 Wilson St. in the city’s Dimond District at about 11:15 p.m. Wednesday.

The other three victims are all listed in stable condition at hospitals.

Flint said one of the other people who was shot was 7-year-old Amara York, who is scheduled to start second grade at Fruitvale Elementary School this fall.

Police said the other victims are a woman and a 4-year-old boy, but haven’t released their names. Investigators have also not disclosed a possible motive for the shooting.

This morning, there were seven bullet holes in the screen door of the apartment where the shooting happened.

That unit is one of five apartments at the white two-story building on Wilson Street, just east of Interstate Highway 580 near Fruitvale Avenue.

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley alleged that reputed gang member Darnell Williams, a 22-year-old Oakland man, fired multiple shots into an apartment in the 3400 block of Wilson Street at about 11:15 p.m. on July 17 in retaliation for the shooting death of 26-year-old Jermaine Davis in the 1800 block of Derby Street in Berkeley about four hours earlier, at 6:52 p.m.

http://patch.com/california/berkeley/3-charged-in-killings-of-berkeley-man-8yearold-oakland-girl

http://sfappeal.com/2013/07/eight-year-old-killed-in-oakland-shooting-two-other-kids-injured/

http://abc7news.com/archive/9176998/

http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Oakland-Police-to-Give-Updates-on-Alaysha-Carradine-8-Killed-at-Sleepover-225977261.html

http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_23689305/oakland-8-year-old-shot-dead-at-sleepover

http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Death-penalty-to-be-sought-in-Oakland-slaying-of-5410600.php

http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Co-defendant-cleared-in-Alaysha-Carradine-slaying-5139322.php

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/04/17/d-a-seeks-death-penalty-for-man-accused-of-fatally-shooting-girl-at-sleepover-in-oakland/

http://www.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_24865164/intended-target-oakland-girls-killing-arrested-murder-charges

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/alaysha-carradine-murder-two-gang-members-charged-in-slaying-of-8-year-old-oakland-girl/

https://oaklandnorth.net/2013/10/01/three-charged-in-alaysha-carradine-killing/

http://www.contracostatimes.com/ci_23701416/oakland-mother-slain-girls-best-friend-speaks-out

Mass Shooting – Wounded – Girl (Oakland, CA)

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11:54 AM: An 8-year-old girl who was fatally shot in East Oakland on Wednesday night would have been a third-grader at Fruitvale Elementary School in the fall, an Oakland schools spokesman said today.

Troy Flint, of the Oakland Unified School District, identified the girl as Alaysha Carradine.

Oakland police said Alaysha was one of four people hit by gunfire when someone fired shots into an apartment at 3440 Wilson St. in the city’s Dimond District at about 11:15 p.m. Wednesday.

The other three victims are all listed in stable condition at hospitals.

Flint said one of the other people who was shot was 7-year-old Amara York, who is scheduled to start second grade at Fruitvale Elementary School this fall.

Police said the other victims are a woman and a 4-year-old boy, but haven’t released their names. Investigators have also not disclosed a possible motive for the shooting.

This morning, there were seven bullet holes in the screen door of the apartment where the shooting happened.

That unit is one of five apartments at the white two-story building on Wilson Street, just east of Interstate Highway 580 near Fruitvale Avenue.

Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley alleged that reputed gang member Darnell Williams, a 22-year-old Oakland man, fired multiple shots into an apartment in the 3400 block of Wilson Street at about 11:15 p.m. on July 17 in retaliation for the shooting death of 26-year-old Jermaine Davis in the 1800 block of Derby Street in Berkeley about four hours earlier, at 6:52 p.m.

http://patch.com/california/berkeley/3-charged-in-killings-of-berkeley-man-8yearold-oakland-g

http://sfappeal.com/2013/07/eight-year-old-killed-in-oakland-shooting-two-other-kids-injured/

http://abc7news.com/archive/9176998/

http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Oakland-Police-to-Give-Updates-on-Alaysha-Carradine-8-Killed-at-Sleepover-225977261.html

http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_23689305/oakland-8-year-old-shot-dead-at-sleepover

http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Death-penalty-to-be-sought-in-Oakland-slaying-of-5410600.php

http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Co-defendant-cleared-in-Alaysha-Carradine-slaying-5139322.php

http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2014/04/17/d-a-seeks-death-penalty-for-man-accused-of-fatally-shooting-girl-at-sleepover-in-oakland/

http://www.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_24865164/intended-target-oakland-girls-killing-arrested-murder-charges

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/alaysha-carradine-murder-two-gang-members-charged-in-slaying-of-8-year-old-oakland-girl/

https://oaklandnorth.net/2013/10/01/three-charged-in-alaysha-carradine-killing/

http://www.contracostatimes.com/ci_23701416/oakland-mother-slain-girls-best-friend-speaks-out

Triple Murder – Killed – Girl – Autumn Hartsfield (Pike County, AR)

Autumn HartsfieldDana Hill, Julie Hartsfield

Top: Autumn Hartsfield; Bottom Left: Julie Hartsfield, Bottom Right: Dana Hill

The Pike County man accused of shooting and killing his wife, her mother and her niece in July of 2013 has accepted a plea deal that puts him in prison for life.

43-year-old Timothy Allen Hill was facing the death penalty if convicted. On Monday morning, Hill pleaded guilty to 3 counts of capital murder and was sentenced to 3 life sentences in prison without parole.

Hill’s estranged wife, 33-year-old Dana Hill was found shot to death inside his Delight, AR home on July 13. His 9-year-old niece Autumn Hartsfield and her grandmother, 54-year-old Julie Hartsfield were found in Dana’s car in the driveway. Julie Hartsfield had been shot to death. Autumn had been critically wounded. She later died at a Hot Springs hospital.

Investigators say the couple was separated and were the parents of two small children. They say the shootings occurred when Dana came to the home to pick up the children. Deputies say after the shooting, Hill notified a relative, who notified law enforcement.

Special Agents of the Arkansas State Police Criminal Investigation Division and deputies of the Pike County Sheriff’s Department are continuing their investigation today into the murders of two women and a child.

At 7:05 PM Saturday evening (July 13th), authorities received a 9-1-1 telephone call reporting a shooting incident at 3489 Highway 301, southwest of Delight (Pike County).

Found dead at the scene were Dana Hill, 33, of 3489 Highway 301, Delight and Julie Hartsfield, 54, of 905 Walnut Street, Waldo (Columbia County).

Autumn Hartsfield, 9, was wounded during the shooting incident and was transported from the scene to a Hot Springs hospital where she later died.

Timothy Allen Hill, 43, also of 3489 Highway 301, Delight was taken into custody at the scene and is being held today in connection with the murders as the investigation continues.

Initial findings during the investigation have caused agents and deputies to believe the shooting arose out of a domestic disturbance which may have preceded the gunfire.

http://asp.arkansas.gov/news-releases/detail/state-police-and-pike-county-deputies-investigating-murders-of-two-women-an

http://www.kait8.com/story/22837175/2-women-1-child-killed-in-domestic-shooting

http://raycomnbc.worldnow.com/story/27244824/pike-co-man-pleads-guilty-in-triple-murder-gets-3-life-sentences

http://www.ksla.com/story/22842132/1m-bond-set-for-suspect-in-pike-co-triple-murder

http://www.thv11.com/news/article/271889/2/Child-among-3-dead-after-Pike-Co-shooting-in-Billstown-southwest-of-Delight-in-Pike-County

http://www.cbs46.com/story/22900403/mental-evaluation-ordered-for-pike-co-triple-murder-suspect

http://www.magnoliareporter.com/news_and_business/local_news/article_60ed10ac-ef49-11e2-bece-0019bb2963f4.html

http://www.wdam.com/story/22855531/vigil-planned-for-pike-co-triple-homicide-victim

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=113801930

http://raycomgroup.worldnow.com/story/27244824/pike-co-man-pleads-guilty-in-triple-murder-gets-3-life-sentences

http://raycomgroup.worldnow.com/story/22842132/1m-bond-set-for-suspect-in-pike-co-triple-murder

http://www.wave3.com/story/22900403/mental-evaluation-ordered-for-pike-co-triple-murder-suspect

http://www.magnoliareporter.com/news_and_business/local_news/article_273e03ee-ecaa-11e2-9b1f-0019bb2963f4.html

http://www.kpho.com/story/27244824/pike-co-man-pleads-guilty-in-triple-murder-gets-3-life-sentences

Mass Shooting – Wounded – Girl (Pontiac, MI)

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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.

http://www.theoaklandpress.com/general-news/20130705/six-injured-one-dead-in-independence-day-shooting-in-front-of-pontiac-party-store

http://www.theoaklandpress.com/general-news/20130706/suspect-arraigned-in-shooting-in-front-of-pontiac-liquor-store

http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2013/07/06/man-charged-in-post-fireworks-shootings-in-pontiac/

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http://www.theoaklandpress.com/general-news/20140425/witnesses-argument-before-fourth-of-july-fireworks-slaying-in-pontiac-caused-by-bump-in-the-crowd

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

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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.

http://www.thecourierexpress.com/obituaries/article_a31677e2-e694-11e2-9040-0019bb2963f4.html

http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2013/07/pa_man_kills_daughter_8_and_so.html

Double Shooting – Wounded – Girl (Freeport, IL)

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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.

http://www.journalstandard.com/x986313108/Freeport-police-to-ID-shooting-victim-today

http://www.wifr.com/home/headlines/Man-Dies-Following-Freeport-Shooting–213873201.html

http://www.wrex.com/story/22746786/2013/07/02/search-intensifies-for-suspect-in-freeport-murder

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

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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.

http://www.lex18.com/news/6-year-old-accidentally-shot-killed-by-younger-brother/

http://surfky.com/index.php/obituaries/local/christian/33968-elyssia-ellie-marie-karlsen-6

http://www.wkdzradio.com/pages/16736432.php?

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/louisville/obituary.aspx?n=elyssia-marie-karlsen-ellie&pid=165649077

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/kentucky/obituary.aspx?n=elyssia-marie-karlsen&pid=165667283

http://www.kentuckynewera.com/obituaries/article_e0f14902-e38d-11e2-8857-001a4bcf887a.html

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.

http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2013/07/grants_pass_man_says_he_used_r.html

http://www.kdrv.com/family-of-young-shooting-victim-speaks/

http://www.katu.com/news/local/5-year-old-dead-man-charged-with-manslaughter-machine-gun-possession-Grants-Pass-213529681.html

http://www.oregonherald.com/oregon/local.cfm?id=5280

http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/alysa-bobbitt

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.

http://www.cbs58.com/news/local-news/Two-people-dead-212692841.html

http://www.wisn.com/news/south-east-wisconsin/milwaukee/mother-of-murdersuicide-victim-speaks-out/20717508

http://www.wisn.com/news/south-east-wisconsin/milwaukee/family-says-home-burglarized-following-murdersuicide/20693698

http://fox6now.com/2013/06/23/police-man-shoots-six-year-old-daughter-near-51st-fairmount/

http://www.cbs58.com/news/local-news/Hundreds-gather-to-remember-Jakyla-King-victim-of-murder-suicide-212862461.html

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/jsonline/obituary.aspx?n=ja-kyla-king&pid=165534814&fhid=5685

http://www.jsonline.com/news/crime/police-identify-father-daughter-in-sundays-murder-suicide-b9940972z1-212813001.html

http://news.yahoo.com/video/families-gather-wake-death-father-130932963.html

http://www.cbs58.com/news/local-news/Murder-suicide-in-Milwaukee-leads-to-discussion-about-domestic-violence-212817741.html

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.

http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2013/10/brandajah_smiths_suspected_suicide_a_5yearolds_tragic_story.html

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2014/01/14/Bail-cut-for-mother-whose-5-year-old-daughter-shot-herself/UPI-35561389731869/

http://www.clutchmagonline.com/2013/10/5-year-old-brandajah-smith-commit-suicide/

http://www.wdsu.com/news/local-news/new-orleans/coroner-identifies-5yearold-victim-of-selfinflicted-gunshot-wound/20693090

http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2013/10/post_347.html

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/theadvocate/obituary.aspx?pid=165680411

http://theadvocate.com/news/neworleans/6489956-148/mother-of-5-year-old-girl-who

Double Murder/Suicide – Girl – Shelbi Stewart (Louisville, KY)

Jillian Wood

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Louisville man who fatally shot his former girlfriend and their 8-year-old daughter before killing himself had a history of violence against women and had been “in and out of mental institutions,” according to court documents and the victims’ family.

Shortly after noon Wednesday, Gary W. Stewart, 40, showed up with his mother at the home his 36-year-old former girlfriend, Jillian Wood, shared with her twin sister, Jocelyn Wood. He said he wanted to take his daughter and son swimming at his uncle’s condominium.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/06/20/kentucky-shooting-domestic-suicide/2442751/

http://www.wdrb.com/story/22665951/family-of-gardiner-lane-shooting-victims-raise-awareness-of-domestic-violence

http://www.wdrb.com/story/22648261/shooting-suspect-had-violent-history

http://www.whas11.com/news/Family-members-gather-after-Gardiner-Lane-murder-suicide-212694551.html

http://www.whas11.com/news/Victims-of-double-murder-suicide-identified-212327961.html

http://www.whas11.com/news/Victims-of-double-murder-suicide-identified-212327961.html?gallery=y&img=0&c=y&c=y&c=y&c=y&c=y

http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Jillian-Wood&lc=0285&pid=165528791&mid=5580551

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/louisville/obituary.aspx?n=jillian-michelle-wood&pid=165469557&fhid=16668

http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/gallery?Avis=B2&Dato=20130625&Kategori=NEWS01&Lopenr=306250072&Ref=PH

http://www.wlky.com/news/local-news/louisville-news/police-gardiner-lane-shootings-premeditated-murdersuicide/20645216

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/07/21/murder-suicides-are-in-a-class-by-themselves/2572133/

http://www.whas11.com/news/local/Double-murder-suicide-suspect-had-lengthy-criminal-past-212373271.html

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/louisville/obituary.aspx?n=gary-w-stewart&pid=165748971&fhid=4752

http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20130620/NEWS01/306200023/

Mass Shooting – Killed – Girl – Aynis Vargas (Providence, RI)

Aynis Vargas

PROVIDENCE –
Aynis Vargas was shot and killed Saturday night while attending a graduation party at a house on 256 Hartford Ave.

Police said three other women, 44-year-old Vilma Tineo, 23-year-old Elaine Devargas, and 33-year-old Eugelyn Cabera-Martinez were also shot. Police said Tineo was treated and released from the hospital, Devargas remains in good condition and Cabera-Martinez is in fair condition.

Three additional suspects were charged Thursday in the killing of a 12-year-old girl in Providence, police said.

Aynis Vargas was shot to death at a graduation celebration at the Hartford Park housing project in June. Three women were injured in the shooting.

Prosecutors said the five men and the juvenile opened fire on the graduation party on June 15. Vargas was killed. Vilma Tineo, Elaine Devargas and Eugelyn Cabrera were injured.

About 10 minutes before midnight, Vasquez parked the van. Luis “Fat Boy” Gonzalez told Castro, “If you’re going to do it, do it right,” Baum said.

http://www.turnto10.com/story/23537927/three-arrested-in-killing-of-12-year-old-girl

http://www.turnto10.com/story/22603283/shooting-in-providence-leaves-3-injured-and-a-12-year-old-girl-dead

http://www.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/content/20131023-5th-alleged-member-of-harriet-street-gang-charged-in-slaying-of-aynis-vargas-12.ece

http://www.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/content/20140317-teen-pleads-guilty-to-shooting-murder-charge-dropped-for-testifying-in-murder-of-aynis-vargas-12.ece

http://www.providencejournal.com/breaking-news/content/20131014-the-cost-of-a-bullet-12-year-old-aynis-vargas-shot-to-death-over-250-car-window1.ece

Double Murder/Attempted Suicide – Wounded – Girl (Las Vegas, NV)

Sophia Trujillo - wounded

The family of a victim in a deadly shooting this past weekend is praying for a survivor, a 4-year-old girl who’s still in the hospital.

The father of the 4-year-old said he’s not mad at the shooter but that he’s praying his little girl doesn’t die as a result of his actions.

Daniel Trujillo has had little sleep since Saturday. That’s when, according to a report from Las Vegas Metro police, Sophia was shot by her mother’s boyfriend, Manuel Mata III.

Police believe Mata also shot and killed Sophia’s mother, Maria Flores, and her half-sister, 17-year-old Elizabeth Gomez, before turning the gun on himself.

Mata survived his self-inflicted gunshot wound and is currently listed in critical condition.

Mata had been seen about 10:30 p.m. Friday sitting outside drinking a beer. Between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. Saturday, Sophia was dropped off at the home by a friend of Flores, the report said.

http://www.fox5vegas.com/story/22492437/shooting-victims-family-friends-hold-vigil-outside-umc

http://www.jrn.com/ktnv/news/209871281.html

http://www.fox5vegas.com/story/22509599/suspect-in-double-fatal-shooting-due-in-court

http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/crime-courts/police-man-charged-fatal-shooting-girlfriend-and-her-daughter-had-turbulent-0

http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2013/jun/03/rocky-relationship-ends-four-people-shot-mother-an/

http://www.jrn.com/ktnv/news/211125781.html

Killed – Girl – Sunni Reza (Albuquerque, NM)

Sunni Reza

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A father and son have been arrested in the shooting death of an 8-year-old who was killed while riding in a car in southeast Albuquerque, authorities said.

Police spokeswoman Tasia Martinez says 45-year-old David Candelaria Sr. and his 23-year-old son, David Candelaria Jr., were arrested after a SWAT standoff Sunday. The elder Candelaria faces an open murder charge in the Friday shooting of Sunni Reza. Both men were charged with conspiracy to commit a second-degree felony and tampering with evidence.

Martinez says the men did not know the girl or her family, but fired shots into the vehicle she was riding in with her father, uncle and brother after an altercation outside a community center.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/03/father-son-arrested-nm-shooting_n_3380038.html

http://www.kob.com/article/stories/s3052824.shtml

http://www.danielsfuneral.com/memsol.cgi?user_id=1005133

http://www.legacy.com/guestbook/Batesville/guestbook.aspx?n=sunni-reza&pid=165154081

Wounded – Paralyzed – Girl (Brooklyn, NY)

Tayloni Mazyck

Tayloni (Tutu) Mazyck, 11, was shot outside her Bedford-Stuyvesant home when a cold-hearted teen opened fire at rival gang members. The slug traveled through her neck and lodged in her spine.

She will never walk again.

“She can’t feel her legs. She has pain in her arms,” said her heartbroken mother Priscilla Mazyck, 46.

The violence unfolded about 8:30 p.m. Friday when a 17-year-old gunman started unloading as he walked down Throop Ave, shooting at two men standing outside 590 Gates Ave., police said.

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/25-people-shot-48-hours-article-1.1361388

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/03/new-york-city-gun-violence-25-shot-in-48-hours-six-dead_n_3377809.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/02/tayloni-mazyck-just-11-years-old-paralyzed-after-being-shot-by-stray-bullet-in-bed-stuy_n_3374872.html?utm_hp_ref=new-york

Killed – Girl – Maggie Hollifield (Crozet, VA)

Maggie Hollifield

Tuesday at 10 a.m., the call went out for help. Albemarle County police say a 14-year-old boy shot Maggie and killed her on the 1400 block of McAllister Street. Albemarle County police remained on the scene for several hours to conduct their investigation.

Maggie Hollifield’s obituary describes a camp-loving 10-year-old who died from a “tragic accident” in her Crozet home. Albemarle Commonwealth’s Attorney Denise Lunsford agrees and will not seek indictments against the girl’s 13-year-old brother nor her parents for the fatal May 21 shooting.

Maggie’s father, Paul Hollifield, pastor at Commonwealth Christian Community, which operates Victory Hill Church of God After School Care, and his wife Anne had left their four children home that Tuesday morning to attend to business. That was not unusual for the home-schooled children, who ranged in ages from 9- to 15-years-old, according to a June 13 letter from Lunsford to Steve Sellers, Albemarle police chief, detailing what happened.

The night before, the brother had cleaned and taken apart his shotgun in the living room. The gun had been given to him by a relative and was not working properly, says the prosecutor’s letter.

The next morning, he was making a modification to the gun and had taken out the shells but forgot one in the chamber. In cycling shells through the gun to make sure it was working, the firearm discharged and struck Maggie, who was standing behind a love seat upon which their 9-year-old sibling was sitting.

http://www.nbc29.com/story/22399076/family-of-fatally-shot-10-year-old-shares-information-police-still-tight-lipped

https://www.readthehook.com/109743/tragic-accident-no-charges-be-filed-crozet-girls-death

http://www.nbc29.com/story/22399076/updated-albemarle-police-tight-lipped-about-crozet-fatal-shooting

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2329670/Maggie-Hollifield-Pastor-s-daughter-10-shot-killed-outside-home-horrific-accident-14-year-old-boy.html

http://www.c-ville.com/commonwealths-attorney-clears-boy-parents-in-crozet-shooting/#.UxUbNuNdUuc

http://www.crozetgazette.com/2013/05/death-of-10-year-old-crozet-girl-ruled-accidental/

http://teague.tributes.com/our_obituaries/Margaret-Maggie-Hollifield–95868769

http://www.dailyprogress.com/news/questions-still-linger-in-crozet-girl-s-death/article_12f5328e-c358-11e2-bb0c-001a4bcf6878.html

http://www.wilsontimes.com/News/Feature/Story/21353679—Girl–10–dies-in-accidental-shooting

http://www.nbc29.com/story/22406420/medical-examiner-crozet-fatal-shooting-ruled-accidental

Killed – Girl – Elvira Campos (Sacramento, CA)

Elvira Campos

A California schoolgirl was shot dead on Saturday night after armed gunmen opened fire on her family home.

Elvira Campos, 10, was watching television in her North Highlands, Sacramento, living room at 10:30 p.m. when the property was peppered with at least a dozen bullets.

She was taken to hospital but died hours later from her injuries.

Her mom Imelda was shot in the arm, while dad Ernesto was hit in the shoulder. Both are expected to make a full recovery.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/schoolgirl-10-shot-dead-watching-tv-home-article-1.1348987?localLinksEnabled=false

http://www.sacbee.com/2013/05/20/5432723/10-year-old-north-highlands-girl.html

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2013/05/21/Shooting-death-of-California-girl-10-not-an-accident-police-say/UPI-17461369169498/

http://fox40.com/local-news/stories/10-year-old-girl-killed-in-north-highlands-shooting/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/20/elvira-campos-shooting-gang-ties_n_3308188.html

http://www.kcra.com/news/local-news/news-sacramento/funeral-planned-for-slain-10yearold-girl/20296000

http://www.kcra.com/news/local-news/news-sacramento/20336826

Murder/Attempted Suicide – Killed – Girl – Carly Simpson (Dacusville, SC)

Carly Simpson

Left: Carly Simpson; Right: Sawyer Simpson

Pickens County Sheriff Rick Clark said a Dacusville woman shot and killed her two children and tried to kill her husband Tuesday morning.

Deputies said they discovered the shooting after they were first dispatched to a wreck along Cherokee Trail when a pickup truck crashed before 6 a.m.

At the crash, Pickens County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Creed Hashe said deputies found an injured woman inside the vehicle and learned the truck was registered to 307 Cherokee Tr. When deputies went to the home about the accident, they found the shooting victims, Hashe said.

According to the arrest warrants, 35-year-old Suzanna Simpson was found in the wrecked vehicle and told responding paramedics who were helping her, “OK, OK, I shot my whole family.”

Clark said Simpson shot and killed her 5-year-old son Sawyer Simpson, 7-year-old daughter Carly Simpson and tried to kill her husband 34-year-old Michael Simpson. As of Wednesday night, Michael Simpson remained in critical condition at Greenville Memorial Hospital.
http://www.foxcarolina.com/story/22244049/deputies-homicide-investigation-underway-near-easley

http://www.foxcarolina.com/video?clipId=8886547&autostart=true

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/crazed-mom-opens-fire-family-killing-kids-5-7-article-1.1344654

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/05/15/mom-accused-shooting-kids-husband/2161071/

http://mackey.tributes.com/our_obituaries/Carly-and-Sawyer-Simpson-95868997

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/greenvilleonline/obituary.aspx?page=lifestory&pid=164944900

http://www.heavy.com/news/2013/05/suzanna-simpson-mo/

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/greenvilleonline/obituary.aspx?n=carly-and-sawyer-simpson&pid=164944900&fhid=5447

Pickens County Sheriff Rick Clark said a Dacusville woman shot and killed her two children and tried to kill her husband Tuesday morning.

Sawyer Simpson

Triple Murder – Killed – Girl – Shelby Miller (Shingletown, CA)

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SHINGLETOWN, CALIF. –  Sheriff’s deputies discovered the truck of a man suspected of fatally shooting his wife and two young daughters at their rural Northern California home, but he’s armed and dangerous and still on the loose, authorities said.

Humboldt County Sheriff’s officials received 911 calls late Wednesday afternoon reporting that Shane Franklin Miller, 45, was driving the truck in a rural area near Petrolia, Lt. Steve Knight said. Deputies found the truck after converging on the area, but Miller wasn’t there.

Kent said Shasta County Sheriff’s deputies received a call from Miller’s house around 7:45 p.m. Tuesday. When they arrived, they found the bodies of Miller’s wife, Sandy, 34, and two daughters, Shelby, 8, and Shasta, 4.

All three had been shot multiple times, Kent said.

SACRAMENTO, Dec. 23 (UPI) — Authorities say they still get about 30 tips a day about a missing northern California survivalist accused of killing his wife and two daughters in May.

U.S. marshals put Shane Franklin Miller, 45, on their “most wanted list” after Miller’s 34-year-old wife Sandra and their daughters, 4 and 8, were found shot to death in their home in Shingletown.

Their deaths came after Sandra Miller attempted to leave her husband and take the girls with her, police said.

A day after the killings, Miller’s truck was found in Humboldt County, where he had grown up and where Sandra Miller had fled in her attempt to to get away from her husband. It has a sparse population, few roads and dense forests. A week later, hikers found his dog wandering a trail through the redwoods.

Miller was described in a U.S. marshals affidavit as “a survivalist, who frequently uses cash for purchases.”

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2013/12/23/Survivalist-at-large-seven-months-after-killings-of-wife-daughters/UPI-82661387828560/

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/05/09/sheriff-officials-rural-n-california-man-killed-wife-and-2-girls-4-and-8-still/

http://news.yahoo.com/sheriff-rural-california-man-shot-wife-2-girls-220940580.html

http://www.krcrtv.com/news/local/shingletown-community-remembers-the-miller-family/-/14322302/20104918/-/l6rlhhz/-/index.html

http://articles.latimes.com/2013/jun/02/local/la-me-manhunt-20130603

https://www.redding.com/news/2013/may/07/deputies-investigating-stabbing-outside-shingletow/

http://www.redding.com/news/2013/may/09/neighbors-friends-recall-miller-family/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/08/shane-franklin-miller_n_3241603.html

http://lostcoastoutpost.com/2013/may/8/humboldt-connection-shasta-triple-murder/

http://www.times-standard.com/ci_23237922/neighbors-friends-recall-miller-family-neighbors-never-heard

http://www.redwoodtimes.com/ci_23387128/shasta-officials-offer-10-000-information-shane-miller

http://www.orovillemr.com/ci_23198254/shingletown-triple-murder-suspect-sought

http://www.times-standard.com/ci_23343213/manhunt-shane-miller-day-21-shasta-officials-offer

Triple Murder – Killed – Girl – Shasta Miller (Shingletown, CA)

female

SHINGLETOWN, CALIF. –  Sheriff’s deputies discovered the truck of a man suspected of fatally shooting his wife and two young daughters at their rural Northern California home, but he’s armed and dangerous and still on the loose, authorities said.

Humboldt County Sheriff’s officials received 911 calls late Wednesday afternoon reporting that Shane Franklin Miller, 45, was driving the truck in a rural area near Petrolia, Lt. Steve Knight said. Deputies found the truck after converging on the area, but Miller wasn’t there.

Kent said Shasta County Sheriff’s deputies received a call from Miller’s house around 7:45 p.m. Tuesday. When they arrived, they found the bodies of Miller’s wife, Sandy, 34, and two daughters, Shelby, 8, and Shasta, 4.

All three had been shot multiple times, Kent said.

SACRAMENTO, Dec. 23 (UPI) — Authorities say they still get about 30 tips a day about a missing northern California survivalist accused of killing his wife and two daughters in May.

U.S. marshals put Shane Franklin Miller, 45, on their “most wanted list” after Miller’s 34-year-old wife Sandra and their daughters, 4 and 8, were found shot to death in their home in Shingletown.

Their deaths came after Sandra Miller attempted to leave her husband and take the girls with her, police said.

A day after the killings, Miller’s truck was found in Humboldt County, where he had grown up and where Sandra Miller had fled in her attempt to to get away from her husband. It has a sparse population, few roads and dense forests. A week later, hikers found his dog wandering a trail through the redwoods.

Miller was described in a U.S. marshals affidavit as “a survivalist, who frequently uses cash for purchases.”

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2013/12/23/Survivalist-at-large-seven-months-after-killings-of-wife-daughters/UPI-82661387828560/

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/05/09/sheriff-officials-rural-n-california-man-killed-wife-and-2-girls-4-and-8-still/

http://news.yahoo.com/sheriff-rural-california-man-shot-wife-2-girls-220940580.html

http://www.krcrtv.com/news/local/shingletown-community-remembers-the-miller-family/-/14322302/20104918/-/l6rlhhz/-/index.html

http://articles.latimes.com/2013/jun/02/local/la-me-manhunt-20130603

https://www.redding.com/news/2013/may/07/deputies-investigating-stabbing-outside-shingletow/

http://www.redding.com/news/2013/may/09/neighbors-friends-recall-miller-family/

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/08/shane-franklin-miller_n_3241603.html

http://lostcoastoutpost.com/2013/may/8/humboldt-connection-shasta-triple-murder/

http://www.times-standard.com/ci_23237922/neighbors-friends-recall-miller-family-neighbors-never-heard

http://www.redwoodtimes.com/ci_23387128/shasta-officials-offer-10-000-information-shane-miller

http://www.orovillemr.com/ci_23198254/shingletown-triple-murder-suspect-sought

http://www.times-standard.com/ci_23343213/manhunt-shane-miller-day-21-shasta-officials-offer

Killed – Girl (Mountain Village, AK)

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A 5-year-old girl from the Southwest Alaska community of Mountain Village was shot and killed by her 8-year-old brother on Monday, Alaska State Troopers reported. The two young children had been left home alone when the shooting took place, troopers said.

Few details were available Tuesday, but the 8-year-old was reportedly playing with a .22-caliber Ruger rifle when the weapon discharged, fatally shooting his sister at about 2:20 p.m. Monday. It was not immediately clear if the shooting was accidental or intentional, and the girl’s body was sent to the State Medical Examiner’s office in Anchorage for an autopsy. The boy was familiar with the weapon and had used it the previous day to go hunting, according to Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters.

Alaska, despite a low rate of intentional homicides committed with firearms, was the highest in the nation for overall firearm deaths per-capita in 2008, according to one study, coming in at more than 20 deaths by gun for every 100,000 people in the Last Frontier. There are, on average, about 1.5 guns per household in Alaska.

http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/20130430/5-year-old-shot-killed-8-year-old-brother-remote-alaska

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/05/01/1206248/-Another-Day-in-the-Gun-Crazy-U-S-A#

Killed – Shayla May Shonneker (Oregon City, OR)

Shayla May Shonneker1

A 9-year-old girl who was shot in the head around 5 p.m. Sunday afternoon in Oregon City died shortly after, according to Oregon City Police.

Police say the initial report was that the mother’s boyfriend was cleaning a handgun inside the house when it accidentally discharged. The bullet shot through the wall of the house, located near 12th and Division streets.

Police found the girl in the backyard upon their arrival where she had been playing, reports said.

Police also identified the shooter as Joseph Wade Wolters, 32, the live-in boyfriend of Shayla’s mother.

http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-city/index.ssf/2013/04/girl_shot_in_face_in_gun-clean.html

http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-city/index.ssf/2013/04/oregon_city_police_identify_9-.html

http://www.katu.com/news/local/Shayla-Shonneker-shot-and-killed-in-Oregon-City-203117011.html

http://portlandtribune.com/pt/9-news/136053-oregon-city-girl-dies-in-accidental-shooting

http://www.kgw.com/news/Child-shot-in-the-head-in-Oregon-City-202942761.html

http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-city/index.ssf/2013/05/da_wont_prosecute_oregon_city.html

http://morallowground.com/2013/04/15/shayla-shonneker-9-year-old-oregon-city-girl-accidentally-shot-dead-by-mothers-boyfriend/

http://www.koin.com/news/clackamas-county/girl-killed-in-oregon-city-shooting-idd

http://www.nwcn.com/news/203035271.html

Double Murder/Suicide – Killed – Girl – Alivia Prestley (Fort Scott, KS)

Alivia Prestley

Officials have ruled a tragic incident that took place Wednesday, April 10, in rural Bourbon County a double murder-suicide.

A news release from the Bourbon County Sheriff’s Office said Monday that while there are lab reports still pending, an investigation has determined the incident, which left three people dead, to be a double homicide/suicide.

The bodies of Terry Lynn Prestley, 30, and her 5-year-old daughter, Alivia Prestley, were found by investigators Thursday in the burned remains of a house at 688 240th St., victims of gunshot wounds. A third body, that of 30-year-old Donald “Bryce” Prestley, was found in a vehicle just south of the residence. All of the bodies were transported last week to Kansas City, Kan., for autopsies.

As a result of the investigation and autopsies, it was determined that the female in the residence, as well as the child, died as a result of a firearm. Donald Prestley was found to have died as a result of a self-inflicted injury, the release said.

Bourbon County Sheriff Ron Gray said Monday that Donald Prestley died from a gunshot, although Gray didn’t know if the same gun was used in all three deaths. He declined to release what type of firearm was used. He said reports are preliminary and he has so far only received limited information on the case.

Gray said three dogs in the house also died, although he is not sure if the animals were killed by gunshots or if they died in the fire. He said he has not viewed any necropsy results for the animals.

The woman’s husband was found in a vehicle outside the home, dead of a self-inflicted injury.

On 04/10/13 at 3:15 p.m., fire units from Fort Scott Rural Fire and Garland Rural Fire were dispatched to 688 240th for a structure fire.  The Bourbon County Sheriff’s Office responded as well.  After arriving at the location a Deputy discovered a fatality near the scene.  The fire was extinguished and the area was secured by the Sheriff’s Office.  The Kansas Bureau of Investigation and the Kansas State Fire Marshal’s Office were contacted and a request was made for their assistance.  The incident is under investigation at this time.

http://www.fstribune.com/story/1959714.html

http://www.fstribune.com/story/1959162.html

http://cjonline.com/news/2013-04-15/victims-found-house-fire-bourbon-county-died-gunshot-wounds

http://kansasfirstnews.com/2013/04/15/mother-and-daughter-victims-of-a-double-murder-suicide/

http://www.koamtv.com/story/21947429/death-and-fire-under-investigation-in-bourbon-county

Gray said three dogs in the house also died, although he is not sure if the animals were killed by gunshots or if they died in the fire. He said he has not viewed any necropsy results for the animals.

 

Killed – Girl – Gracie Morin (Brownwood, TX)

Gracie Morin

In what police are calling a “horrible tragedy,” neighbors say a 4-year-old Brownwood girl was accidentally shot and killed by her father Sunday night while he was handling a gun in another room.

Killed – Girl – Rahquell Carr (Miami-Dade, FL)

Rahquell Carr

MIAMI, FL — A little girl has died after being shot Saturday night in front of other children in a car in Northwest Miami-Dade.

Four-year-old Rahquel Carr suffered a gunshot wound to her upper body, according to Miami-Dade Police, and was pronounced dead at Ryder Trauma Center at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

Detectives are still investigating to determine who shot the gun inside the white Mercedes-Benz, which the Miami Herald reports was parked in the girl’s grandparents’ driveway in the 12000 block of Northwest 20th Avenue.

Relatives told CBS Miami they believe the girl’s six-year-old brother was playing with the gun when it went off accidentally, but MDPD spokesman Det. Roy Rutland said circumstances are still unclear.

“There’s a lot of speculation right now as to who had that firearm at the time, but we’re not in the business of speculating, we’re in the business of facts,” Rutland said, noting that an adult was nearby and several children were inside the car when the shooting happened around 6 p.m. Saturday evening.

The Associated Press reports the owner of both the weapon and the car was not present at the time of the shooting and has not been charged.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/31/rahquel-carr-4-year-old-girl-shot-miami_n_2989130.html

http://www.wsvn.com/news/articles/local/21010246332845/family-friends-mourn-death-of-little-girl-shot-in-car/

http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/03/31/3316173/four-year-old-girl-shot-to-death.html

http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/04/01/3318104/miami-dade-police-seek-answers.html

http://www.opposingviews.com/i/society/4-year-old-rahquel-carr-shot-and-killed-northwest-miami-dade#

http://morallowground.com/2013/03/31/4-year-old-rahquel-carr-shot-to-death-in-northwest-miami-dade/

Killed – Girl – Joan Plumb (Pinal County, AZ)

Joan Plumb

CASA GRANDE, AZ – Authorities have released the name of a young girl who died after she was accidentally shot by another child in her home Thursday night.

She has been identified as 11-year-old Joan Plumb.

Pinal County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Tamra Ingersoll said the shooting happened around 8 p.m. in the home near Gila Bend Highway and Thornton Road.

Ingersoll said there were three other children in the home along with the victim’s father. At the home were Joan’s 15-year-old brother, a female friend of Joan’s and a male neighborhood friend. The children ranged in age from 8 to 15 years old. Joan’s oldest sibling and mother were out of the house at the time of the shooting.

The children were in the family room of the home when the shooting occurred, Ingersoll said.

http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/region_central_southern_az/casa_grande/pcso-child-accidentally-shot-in-casa-grande

http://www.kpho.com/story/21826517/child-accidentally-shoots-kills-casa-grande-girl-11

http://www.americanownews.com/story/21829602/casa-grande-girl-dies-in-accidental-shooting

http://www.azfamily.com/news/Child-accidentally-shot-in-Casa-Grande-200554701.html

http://azstarnet.com/news/state-and-regional/pinal-girl-dies-in-accidental-shooting/article_af41e98e-98a1-11e2-8448-0019bb2963f4.html

http://kidshootings.blogspot.com/2013_04_01_archive.html

 

Killed – Gabrielle Menefee (Vestavia Hills, AL)

The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office says a woman and a young child were found dead in their apartment Wednesday. Investigators believe their deaths may be connected to a body found in a car in Fairfield earlier Wednesday morning.

Family members say the victims were a mother and her three-year-old daughter. They also said another child, a five-year-old son, was airlifted to the hospital in critical condition.

According to Jefferson County Chief Deputy Randy Christian, the Sheriff’s Office received a call from the resident manager at The Park at Rocky Ridge Apartments around 11:30 a.m. The manager told them a woman and her two children were believed to be dead inside of their apartment.

Family members identified the deceased girl as Bozeman’s daughter, three-year-old Gabrielle Menefee, and the five-year-old boy airlifted to Children’s Hospital as her son Davion Menefee.

The father of the children and former boyfriend of Bozeman, Brandon Menefee of Midfield, was found dead in a vehicle in Fairfield.

The coroner’s office believes the gunshot wound was self-inflicted – leading detectives to believe the case is a murder-suicide.

http://www.alabamas13.com/story/21759658/deputies-jeff-co-murder-suicide-tragic-result-of-domestic-violence

http://www.myfoxal.com/story/21745828/woman-child-found-dead-in-jefferson-county

http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2013/03/birmingham_boy_remains_critica.html

http://seemydeath.com/murders/4462-tiffany-bozeman-30-and-her-daughter-gabrielle-menefee-3-were-shot-and-killed-while-inside-their-apartment.html#axzz2RFmp1H66

http://www.abc3340.com/story/21744832/deputies-discover-adult-child-dead-at-rocky-ridge-apartments-young-boy-wounded

Killed – Girl – Sharlea King (Saginaw, MI)

Sharlea King

SAGINAW, MI — Police have identified the female victims of two homicides after their bodies were discovered inside their Saginaw home on Wednesday, March 6.

Leigh Andrea King, 42, and her 11-year-old daughter, Sharlea King, were found dead by a family member inside their home, a house at 208 Hess near Douglass on the city’s South Side shortly before 1 p.m., according to the Saginaw Police Department.
The deaths were initially labeled suspicious, police said, and they have now been ruled homicides nearly 24 hours after the two bodies were found.

Attempted Murder/Suicide – Girl (Cleveland, OH)

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Cleveland police are investigating a deadly shooting on the city’s west side.

It happened at 3:45 a.m. in the 2000 block of West 104th Street.

The preliminary investigation reveals that a 46-year-old man, Robert Arnold, shot his 12-year-old daughter in the chest then turned the gun on himself and took his own life.

Cops say the child called 911. She was rushed to Metro for treatment. She is listed in stable condition.

The 12-year-old girl shot by her father Monday morning on Cleveland’s west side is in critical condition at Metro.

http://www.19actionnews.com/story/21451463/robert-arnold-shoots-12-year-old-daughter-before-killing-himself

http://www.newsnet5.com/dpp/news/local_news/cleveland_metro/exclusive-cleveland-father-shoots-daughter-in-chest-before-killing-himself-girl-forgives-him

http://www.19actionnews.com/story/21451463/cleveland-father-shoots-12-year-old-daughter-before-killing-himself

http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2013/03/cleveland_man_shoots_12-year-o.html

http://wzakcleveland.com/3537212/12-year-old-girl-shot-by-father-in-cleveland/

http://www.myfoxal.com/story/21519166/cleveland-girl-shot-by-father-called-mother-for-help

Wounded – Girl (Spring Creek, NV)

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SPRING CREEK — Emergency personnel transported a 4-year-old girl to the hospital Wednesday afternoon after she was shot in the leg by a family member, said Elko County Sheriff Jim Pitts.

The girl, whose name was not released, is expected to survive, Pitts said.

Deputies believe that a family member, who they also did not name, was putting a gun away or taking it out of its hard case when it discharged at the home on Blackstone Drive in Spring Creek.

http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/02/22/1624721/at-least-5-people-were-accidentally-shot-in-a-single-day-this-week/?mobile=nc

Attempted Murder – Girl (Lanier, GA)

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LANIER CO., Ga. — One person is dead and two people are recovering after a shooting that happened in Lanier County. The Lanier County Sheriff’s Office is releasing more details from their investigation into the possible suicide and attempted murder case.

The investigation began around 12:45 p.m. on Saturday, February 16. At that time, a deputies responded to the scene, which is just south of Ray City and north of the intersection of Georgia State Route 122 and 125.

Deputies discovered that Kathy Mchan Flynn, 33, and her young daughter had been shot. Her husband, 50-year-old Benny Mark Flynn, was found  dead in the master bedroom from a self-inflicted gun shot wound to the head.

She indicated that both she, and her daughter, had been shot by her husband, 50 year old Benny Mark Flynn. She told the Deputy that her husband was in the house and had shot himself. A neighbor was holding the injured child when the Deputy arrived and shortly thereafter a First Responder came from a few blocks away and began administering aid. As of the time of this release both the victims were doing well and expected to recover.

http://www.wtxl.com/news/more-details-released-in-lanier-co-triple-shooting-investigation/article_8153c246-7aa5-11e2-bddf-001a4bcf6878.html

http://www.wctv.tv/news/headlines/Attempted-Murder-Suicide-in-Lanier-County-191606661.html

http://valdostadailytimes.com/local/x1633486442/Lanier-shooting-probe-continues

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/ledger-enquirer/obituary.aspx?n=benny-mark-flynn&pid=163224016&fhid=4671#fbLoggedOut

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/atlanta/obituary.aspx?pid=163221993#fbLoggedOut

Killed – Girl – Courie Cox (Bazine, KS)

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BAZINE – The Ness County Sheriff’s office has identified the victim of the Friday evening shooting in Bazine.

Courie Cox, 12, was fatally wounded by a weapon discharged by a family member in the residence, Ness County Undersheriff Gavin Wilson stated in a news release.

At 7 p.m. Friday, the sheriff’s dispatch received a call of the shooting in Bazine, 12- miles east of Ness City. When deputies arrived, they found Cox being given CPR by a family member. Deputies continued the CPR until Ness County EMS arrived to continue treatment, but the shooting was fatal.

The Kansas Bureau of Investigation told The News that it appeared to have been an accidental shooting. An autopsy is being conducted, and the KBI is continuing the investigation.

http://hutchnews.com/Localregional/Sheriff-identify-victim-of-Ness-Co-shooting

http://www.hutchnews.com/Localregional/Sheriff-identify-victim-of-Ness-Co-shooting

http://www.hayspost.com/2013/02/18/funeral-for-victim-of-fridays-accidental-shooting-set-for-wednesday/

http://salinapost.com/2013/02/18/funeral-for-12-year-old-killed-in-accidental-shooting-in-western-kansas/

http://www.fitzgeraldfuneral.com/fh/obituaries/obituary.cfm?o_id=1970649&fh_id=12067

http://www.hdnews.net/obitstory/Courie-Kae-Cox

http://www.tributes.com/show/Courie-Kae-Cox-95254910

http://www.hutchnews.com/Obituaries/Cox–Courie-CP-PAID