A Chicago grandmother pleads for a respite as the television cameras roll: "Y'all out here killing these innocent people, kids, parents, grandparents, mothers, fathers: It's got to stop. You need to stop."
Semehca Nunn's grandson was in the hospital after being shot in the head Thursday night. She was not home . In all 13 people were shot at a park in the city's South Side.Except for the boy, Deonta Howard, none of the other victims were listed in critical condition, but that fact offered little relief.
The violence "needs to stop," said a tearful Nunn said, after she came home to find police and television cameras all around. It was only then that she learned her grandson had been shot in the ear, and that the bullet exited through his mouth.
Deonta's condition has stabilized and he is heavily sedated and will have plastic surgery on his face, Nunn said.
"They said he is going to be OK," she said. "That's what Grandma gave him, strong man, 3 years old, strong survivor."
Edited by india100 - Sep 20 2013 at 11:19am