Riding Shotgun

“The bullet exploded from the gun’s barrel, spiraling through cool night air toward a gray SUV’s back passenger-side window. Carter ‘Quis’ Hill was perched in his car seat on the other side of the glass, and as it shattered all around him, the round burrowed into his head, an inch above the right temple. From the boy’s hand slipped a bright-red plastic Spider-Man mask he’d gotten for his 4th birthday, nine days earlier.” A rare occurence? If only. “Almost two dozen kids are shot every day in the US.” WaPo’s latest article in their series on kids and guns: Children under fire.

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