Wanted to make sure you heard about this: Shane’s posted an article on Jim Wallis’s Sojourners Blog about the recent escalating gun violence in our Kensington, Philadelphia neighborhood and what can be done about it.
One More Gun Death Too Many–and Three Things You Can Do About It
“At about midnight we heard the shots ring out. My friend ran to the door and I heard him yell, “Shane, a kid has been shot, come down.” As we looked down the street we could see a young man staggering as he walked down our block. Then his knees gave out and he fell to the ground. We called for an ambulance, and ran outside to be with the boy. My friend talked to him tenderly, looking into his eyes as they struggled to stay alert. We could see the wounds in his chest, torn by bullets. I grabbed his hand and held it as we prayed… and as we hoped. The ambulance came and drove him off. The next morning we heard that 19-year old Papito died that night from the gunshot wounds, on February 5, 2010. Papito was the fourth shooting in the last few months within walking distance from our house.”
Read the full article here: