Saturday, November 1, 2008

Trick or...YOW! I BEEN SHOT!!!

It always happens on Halloween! Another tragedy involving kids and stupid adults!

SUMTER, S.C. – A 12-year-old boy was shot to death through a front door while trick-or-treating with his family, shocking residents of a South Carolina neighborhood where most people know each other well.

"I just hate it that that little kid got killed. It used to be the quietest place. I knew everybody and everybody knew me," Vivian Johnson, 81, said Saturday.

She has lived for decades two doors from the house where the boy was killed and his father and brother injured Friday night, but she said she does not know the people who live there now.

Police offered no motive and said it did not appear the family knew the people in the house, which is off a busy, two-lane road in Sumter, a city of about 40,000 people 45 miles east of Columbia. On Saturday, shattered glass still covered the front stoop and about 20 bullet holes peppered the front door and a front-window casement.

A 22-year-old man was charged with murder but it wasn't clear how — or if — he was connected to the family.

More on this tragic story here!

The most we had to worry when I was a kid was an ill-fitting costume!
Damn! Makes me nostalgic for apples with razor blades!
Oh those innocent times!

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