WASHINGTON — A person in Ohio shot lifeless his personal 16-year-old daughter after mistaking her for an intruder breaking into the household dwelling, native police stated Thursday.
The loss of life of Janae Hairston added to the lengthy listing of gun violence victims in the USA this 12 months.
Her mom referred to as emergency providers at 4:30 am Wednesday to report that her daughter was mendacity on the ground of their storage, after being shot by her father who mistook her for an intruder, police stated.
Each dad and mom could possibly be heard frantically begging their daughter to get up, in line with native newspaper The Columbus Dispatch, which obtained a recording of the decision.
Emergency responders arrived a couple of minutes later and transported Hairston to the native hospital, the place she was pronounced lifeless at 5:42 am.
“We’re saddened by this tragic loss and can make each effort to assist college students and households cope,” stated Hairston’s college district, in a observe to folks revealed by native press.
A couple of mile (kilometer) away, three different folks — aged six, 9 and 22 — had been killed on December 7.
The 2 youngest victims had been college students in the identical college district as Hairston in a suburb of Columbus, Ohio’s capital.
The Columbus Dispatch stated 2021 was on monitor to change into one of many deadliest years within the metropolis’s historical past for shootings and homicides.
Because the starting of the Covid-19 pandemic, gun violence has risen sharply in the USA, the place gun rights are a hotly debated problem, however largely protected by the structure.
In keeping with the location Gun Violence Archive, greater than 44,000 folks have been killed by weapons in the USA this 12 months, together with suicides, of which 1,517 had been minors.
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