13-year-old American Legion shooting victim dies

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13-year-old Christopher Scott, who was shot on June 24, has died of his injuries, according to Gainesville Police Department spokesman Graham Glover.

Scott was one of five juvenile victims in the incident, which happened around 10:30 p.m. in association with a party being held at the American Legion. The suspects stole a car and fled, and two of them, a 14-year-old and a 17-year-old, were later arrested by Alachua County Sheriff’s deputies. Two more suspects, a 16-year-old and a 17-year-old, were arrested the next day by Gainesville Police Department officers.

Scott’s mother has a GoFundMe to help with her son’s medical expenses.

  • Senseless violence…again. Perpetuated by black on black crime…again. From the report I’ve seen, the family isn’t suing the families of the shooters but the organization(s) that have the deeper pocketbooks…again. Things are pretty ridiculous and getting worse.

    Wait for it…

  • This sort of thing seems to be part and parcel of the Black community in ‘Gangsville’ instead of being something that is a known problem at the American Legion Hall. I’m guessing they all knew each other before the incident. Good luck with that lawsuit. It’s an insult to veterans, by the way.

  • Our public schools and welfare system are failing. Broken record until local voters change their habits.

  • What’s the problem? No nuclear family, rap music,
    Video games, sex & violence on TV, systemic racism, public policy like the legalization of medical marijuana, “liberalism is a mental disorder”, technology like cell phones, or are the children going psycho
    Because of having to wear a Covid mask for the last year? One thing for sure: punishing bad behavior works!
    letting people off on misdemeanors
    In NO Way is “sorta letting people build back better”….

    • Wow. You are so far off. Liberalism and Covid masks do not cause all this gun violence. It is all because Democrat women have taxpayer funded abortions for fun, and because all the folks east of Waldo Road do not kiss the arse of Brother John Birch Zeig Heil.

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