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Mother Shot in Front of Her Three Children

Police are searching for the man who shot a Vallejo woman in front of her three children Saturday afternoon.

A mother was shot in front of her three young children in Vallejo Saturday afternoon, a police lieutenant said. Around 4:25 p.m. Saturday, an unknown armed man approached a 36-year-old woman in the 100 block of Kathy Ellen Drive as she stood just outside of a car containing her three children and a 23-year-old man, Lt. Kenny Park said.

The armed man fired several rounds, striking the mother in the leg, and injuring the 23-year-old with debris.

The shooter, described only as an armed black man wearing a black hoodie and black ski mask, fled the scene and remains at large, the lieutenant said. The male victim, who suffered superficial wounds, drove himself and the children away from the scene of the shooting to a local hospital.

None of the children, aged 3, 7 and 9, were hurt, Park said. The children's mother was also taken to a local hospital, where she was treated for non-life threatening injuries.

Police have not determined a motive for the shooting and do not have any further suspect information. Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to call Vallejo police at (800) 488-9383 or to an anonymous tip line at (707) 644-7867.

-- Bay City News

Alex Horvath August 27, 2012 at 03:15 AM
It's always the children that suffer in these situations. (I mean besides the mother, who obviously is also suffering).
Beverly Diano August 28, 2012 at 03:45 PM
This is why we need more gun control.
Ben August 28, 2012 at 04:11 PM
California has the strictest regulations on gun control in the United States and is among the top in gun violence. I'm pretty sure this guy didn't go to a gun store to buy his gun and take the gun safety course/background check required for it. So more gun control probably wouldn't keep a gun out of his hand. It would certainly make it more difficult for anyone else who wants to legitimately purchase a gun. That's not what you mean though -- guns for criminals and not for regular citizens?
Tapestry August 28, 2012 at 08:32 PM
You can have the tightest laws in the world and people will still kill each other. Criminals never agreed to any rules and they ignore all laws. Get rid of guns and they wil use knives, stones, fists whatever they can.. its not the guns or the knives or any of the other blunt instruments that kill, people aren't taught right from wrong. They are no longer taught to have self control .. they are taught self esteem but not control. When you have self control, you believe in the dignity of each individual human being;you don't kill with any weapon just because you are angry.. nor do you go around beating each other you learn to calm down. Get a 3rd, or even 4th party involved,(no not the police or the court find good counselors, caring neighbors and friends) you learn to accept, you learn to love and respect one another.
Donna September 03, 2012 at 01:33 AM
Tapestry I love ur comment well put!

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