An American killed his 16-year-old daughter thinking he was targeting a burglar breaking into his home in an Ohio suburb, they reported the police and the local press, in one more example of the ravages of firearms in the United States.
This Wednesday, around 4:30 in the morning, a woman called emergency services because her 16-year-old daughter, Janae, was seriously ill gunshot wound in the garage of his house. The father, who shot at mistaking her for an intruder , was helpless and asked him how he felt.
While they waited for the police to arrive, the parents begged their daughter to get up, relates the Columbus Dispatch, a local newspaper that had access to the recording of the call.
Thus, according to the police report, she was transported to a hospital and passed away an hour later. “In any case, if you are going to pull the trigger, it is very important to know who the target is “, thought it necessary to specify a police officer to the local network ABC6 Columbus, the capital of the state of Ohio, in the north of the country.
“We are saddened by this tragic loss and will do everything possible to support high school students and families,” wrote the school where Janae studied, in a letter to parents quoted by the local press.
According to the report of Columbus police, is the 202nd homicide so far this year in this city of about two million people.
The covid , an aggravating factor
Gun violence increased since the beginning of the pandemic in the United States, where the Constitution allows carrying weapons .
Thus, in 2021 more than 44,000 people have been killed, including 1,517 minors, according to the Gun Violence Archive website, which takes into account suicides.