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A 16-year-old girl has been shot in the head

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Lindy

Lindy Report 20 Jun 2008 21:12

This is so very sad, but unfortunately it appears to happen over and over again....

Even here in sunny Portugal teenagers are being gunned down by other teenagers....

The irony of it is that it is against the law to own a hand gun, except for a shotgun for hunting purposes.

Yet these kids get hold of weapons and how do they pay for them??

Lindy :(

pinkflamingo

pinkflamingo Report 20 Jun 2008 20:41

Mac could not agree more.


Cx

Deanna

Deanna Report 20 Jun 2008 17:37

They are not even safe in their homes!!

Poor poor girl.

Deanna X

tee

tee Report 20 Jun 2008 17:00

bull shit, isolated incident my ass.
i used to live in manchester in moss side. my daughter at the time was nearlly 17 yrs old 7 months preggy, went to shop to get something two gangs were shooting after each other and my daughter was hit with a bullet. lucky the bullet wedge in her back at the top, she and my grandson servived. its been 7yrs since this happened and nothing change at all. they got away with it because people were to frightend to say anything and she still have the scar on her back and still has bad dreams about it. ive never spoke about this openly before, but i get so mad when i here gun crime is down, poppy cock. it does not matter how old your are or where you are no one should be gunned down, its about time england stopped all the gun crap and the law took it more seriously and gave longer sentances. it has really brought back bad memories this has plus im a private person, but reading what happend to that young girl has really pist me off. a young man i new just 17/18 was shot in the head point blank range because he was stood in the wrong place at the wrong time, and he was so lovely, kind hearted and would do anything for you a mild mannered young man, what a waist of life, r.i.p. "J". i do hope the young girl will be ok, please keep us up date. thoughts with her family.

Harpstrings

Harpstrings Report 15 Jun 2008 08:33

I wonder how this young girl is this morning?

Thinking of her and her family.

God bless
Tina xx

Cumbrian Caz~**~

Cumbrian Caz~**~ Report 14 Jun 2008 21:59

Praying the poor lass is ok,

How awful,


Caz xxx

Bobtanian

Bobtanian Report 14 Jun 2008 21:53

It makes me sick!!!
After Dunblane, and the handgun ban that was going to take guns off the streets.......
and gun crime is worse now than it ever was.. in spite of what the politicians say.....
Bob

Alko

Alko Report 14 Jun 2008 21:47

Makes you speechless doesnt it. Shes just a kid. It could be on any of our doorsteps at anytime. Lets hope he gets whats due. Poor girl xxxxxxxx

Hayley   Empress of Drama

Hayley Empress of Drama Report 14 Jun 2008 21:44

Nail on the head there Peter.....doesnt it make you cringe when you watch them programes and see how our police officers put their lives at risk to be told at the end of the programe the drug dealer car theif in the brand new stolen 4 X 4 who wrote off 3 cars in the car chase and was found with thousand pounds worth of drugs....got 2 weeks Community service and 4 week holiday in Florida....

David

David Report 14 Jun 2008 21:40

mac
100% agree

InspectorGreenPen

InspectorGreenPen Report 14 Jun 2008 21:36

Home Secretary Jaqui Smith is adamant that gun crime has reduced as a result of the efforts of the government over the past ten years

I saw her on TV with my own eyes, not a few months ago making this statement. Clearly it is a figment of everyones imagination that there is in fact any problem out ther.

I was watching a police camera program last week. The English car jacker got a 12 month ban and a community service order.

For a similar offence, the American offender got got a 7 year ban, all of which was to be served in jail....!

Says it all, doesn't it.

JoyBoroAngel

JoyBoroAngel Report 14 Jun 2008 21:33

another tragedy

poor girl i hope she survives

PinkDiana

PinkDiana Report 14 Jun 2008 21:30

Alkopahuntas - she wasn't out sweetie, she was found in a house!

Hayley - scary huh?

Hayley   Empress of Drama

Hayley Empress of Drama Report 14 Jun 2008 21:18

Thats only about 15 mins away from me

Alko

Alko Report 14 Jun 2008 21:17

Lets hope she is ok. But why was a 16 year old out at 6 in the morning? Was she on her own?

PinkDiana

PinkDiana Report 14 Jun 2008 21:13

When does it stop?????????????

A 16-year-old girl has been shot in the head in Manchester.

The teenager, who has not been named, is in a critical condition in hospital following the shooting which happened in Gorton just after 0600 BST.

Police were called to an address in Ashover Avenue where they discovered the girl with a gunshot wound.

A 19-year-old man was arrested nearby on suspicion of attempted murder and remains in police custody for questioning.

Supt Simon Barraclough said: "We have already arrested a man in connection with this incident and have a team of detectives currently gathering all possible evidence.

"However I would still like anyone that witnessed the incident or who knows anything about what happened to contact us.

"This would appear to be an isolated incident, however there will be extra patrols in the area to reassure residents."