SANFORD, Fla. — Wednesday’s fatal shooting that left two people dead including a 16-year-old is prompting people to say enough is enough.
The shooting happened in a Sanford apartment complex, and marks the third investigation by a local police department in less than two weeks where teens were targeted..
At least eight Central Florida children have been hospitalized or killed in a shooting in the past 13 days. Six of those children were targeted in a crime.
Over the weekend, two girls were hit in a drive-by shooting in Orlando.
Earlier this month, in Volusia County, two teens were injured after an argument broke out in the middle of a neighborhood.
According to data from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, which keeps records of all deaths, more Florida teenagers are killed in violent crimes as the years go on – from an average of eight per 100,000 in 2001 to 10 per 100,000 in 2020.
Whether the cause is drugs, social media, or being in the wrong place at the wrong time, Black teenagers continue to be affected more than any other group.
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