This 7-Year-Old St. Louis Child İs The 7Th Child To Die By Gun Violence İn The City Since June - Cn

This 7-Year-Old St. Louis Child İs The 7Th Child To Die By Gun Violence İn The City Since June - Cn

This 7-year-old was supposed to start 2nd grade this week. He's the 7th child to die by gun violence in St. Louis since June

The most recent victim is Xavier Usanga, just 7 years old, who was shot and killed Monday while he and his sisters played in the backyard of their home in the city's Hyde Park neighborhood, police said.

14.8.2019

The most recent victim is Xavier Usanga, just 7 years old, who was shot and killed Monday while he and his sisters played in the backyard of their home in the city's Hyde Park neighborhood, police said.

Seven children under the age of 17 have been killed by gunfire in St. Louis since June, police told CNN. The most recent victim is Xavier Usanga, just 7 years old, who was shot and killed Monday while he and his sisters played in the backyard of their home.

The most recent victim is Xavier Usanga, just 7 years old, who was shot and killed Monday while he and his sisters played in the backyard of their home in the city's Hyde Park neighborhood, police said.Dr. Sanjay Gupta: The epidemic of gun violence is treatableXavier, Dawn Usanga's youngest child, was supposed to start second grade at Clay Elementary the next day, his mother told CNN affiliate KTVI. Her only son's illuminating smile will be missed."He affected a lot of people in the community. He was a really great little boy," his mother said through her tears. Xavier Usanga, 7 years old, died in St. Louis on Monday, a bystander victim of gunfire.Two men were shooting at each other in the street when her child became another of the city's innocent victims of gun violence, she explained."The bullet went through my son's throat and then grazed my daughter's elbow," Usanga told KTVI. Read MoreCalifornia has some of the strictest gun laws. In Nevada, you don't need a permit to buy oneAn 18-year old was also critically wounded during the summer night gun battle, according to Major Mary Warnecke, deputy commander of investigative services for the St. Louis Metro Police Department. Warnecke did not conceal her anger when she took her message to the streets on Tuesday, holding a news conference in Xavier's neighborhood. She said that four children under the age of 10 have died in the area this year alone and noted that the questionable deaths of other children are still under investigation, so that number might be even higher."Been doing this a long time and there's a line that used to be -- you don't hurt a child," she said."And that line's been crossed too many times. And I know people have information and they're not coming forward. It's shocking."Children dying in the streets is"not the norm," said Warnecke."I don't want our region to be desensitized to this."An unwanted rankingAccording to statistics, St. Louis is currently the "murder capital" of the United States. Located on Missouri's western shore of the Mississippi River, this midwestern city has led the nation from 2014 to 2017 with the highest rate of big-city murders, according to Federal Bureau of Investigation statistics. In 2017 (the FBI's most recent statistical year), St. Louis had 66.1 murders per 100,000 people. By comparison, the overall nationwide statistic was 5.3 murders per 100,000 people in 2017, according to the FBI. Children in states with strict gun laws are less likely to die, according to a new study This familiar story is being told once again by the most recent crime statistics published by the St. Louis Police Department. Murder and assault rates have increased in the first seven months of 2019 in the city, as compared to the same period in 2018. Homicides in St. Louis year-to-date number 114, compared to 105 at this same point last year -- an 8.6% uptick. A 6.4% increase in aggravated assaults has also occurred over the same time period: 2,327 gun, knife and other assaults happened year-to-date compared to 2,188 last year. Rape, including attempted rape, decreased by 22.7% from last year in the first seven months of 2019. Overall, though, the St. Louis Police Department reports that total person crime has increased by 3.6% so far this year. Not just a statisticNumbers are meaningless to the mother of a child who's been killed. Dawn Usanga wants the person responsible for Xavier's death brought to justice, she told KTVI.Locking up guns could reduce teen and childhood firearm deaths by a thirdPresident of St. Louis' Board of Aldermen Lewis Reed said in a statement on the day following Xavier's death that he would be drafting a"local ordinance relating to gun purchases" in the city. "Today, another family in the City of St. Louis woke up having to face the reality that they will have to plan a funeral for their child... I am outraged that we are still holding on to the same old ways that no longer work to address the issues of crime," tweeted Reed.We need to take immediate action. I am asking residents of the City & fellow elected officials to take a stand with me and demand change, now. I'm taking several steps today to begin to heal our City and address the issues of crime. See full statement for details #EndGunViolence pic.twitter.com/trUWGynX7V

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Rest In Heavenly Peace Xavier😢 💔 Enough already children should not be dying like this Lord have mercy on this country Wouldn't the white supremacist going around in that particular neighborhood shooting little black kids stick out like a sore thumb and be easy to identify and arrest? Seems like it. The media typically focuses on mass shootings and not gun violence in cities like Chicago, St Louis and Baltimore - cities with some of the toughest gun laws in the country. An honest debate is needed to find a solution that works. Supporting local PDs would be a good start.

And the gun hating leftist, identity-politic, race baiters are completely silent. Crickets. If they can't pander it, they don't talk about it. Man 🥺 So sad I am planning on running for POTUS. As POTUS I would via Executive Order mandate that any person that any person responsible for a child's life loss be arrested,indicted,tried and jailed for life. 1800 kids a year are killed due to abuse/neglect

That’s life and death in the democratic stronghold we know as the City of St Louis. Weak Mayor. Weaker Prosecuting Atty. Even if the barbaric Iranian and North Korean armies had guns, they were afraid of death. American law deals not only with dictators, but also with ordinary violent criminals who are at risk to vulnerable groups through rigorous scrutiny.

Just a little bit more gun control and it will all be solved. Keep pushing 🙄

'It's not right': 7-year-old boy shot to death in St. LouisST. LOUIS (AP) — Xavier Usanga was supposed to start second grade Tuesday. Instead, grief counselors were consoling his would-be classmates at Clay Elementary School, after the 7-year-old boy... Wtf poor kid black supremacy Hope he's not a black boy because BlackLivesMatter

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