Drama in the United States: a 5-year-old child shot during the shooting of a film by teenagers
Steph Deschamps / November 28, 2021
A five-year-old American man was shot and killed Thursday night while a group of teenagers were shooting a video to post on social media, police in Brooklyn Park in the northern United States reported.
A 13-year-old boy is suspected of accidentally firing a gun, she said on Facebook. He was arrested and booked into a juvenile facility.
Several other minors were present at the scene of the tragedy, a house in this Minneapolis suburb, where they were trying to shoot a film for social media, according to the statement.
Guns claimed at least 35 more lives Thursday as Americans celebrated Thanksgiving, one of the nation's most popular holidays, according to Gun violence Archives.
A 5-year-old girl died in South Fulton, a suburb of Atlanta. Her family told local station WCB-TV that she accidentally discharged a gun from a chair. It was a three-year-old who fired the gun by accident, police said on Fox.
A 25-year-old man was shot in Philadelphia by a stray bullet while dining with his family. Police are searching for a 19-year-old man suspected of shooting after being turned away from another party at a nearby home, according to the local NBC affiliate.
Gun violence has increased since the start of the pandemic in the United States. More than 40,000 people have died since the beginning of the year, including suicides, according to the Gun Violence Archive. 274 children under the age of 12 are included in this grim tally.