Monday, August 06, 2007

Execution style shooting in a school car park

Three teenagers lined up against wall, shot in head |
* Teens lined up against wall, shot in head
* Shooting took place in school carpark
* Victim's sister wounded, recovering in hospital

THREE teenagers were lined up against a wall of a school carpark and shot in the head in a shocking triple murder in the US for which police have found no motive.

While the precise ages of the victims was not immediately known, reports from the scene in New Jersey have said they were all teenagers.

Identification tags from Delaware State University were found on the bodies, police have said.

The three were killed execution-style in a school carpark in Newark. They were named as Ofemi Hightower, Terrance Aeriel and Deshawn Harvey.

A fourth victim was wounded in the shooting. The injured 19-year-old woman was the sister of one of those murdered.

She is recovering in hospital.

Police have said they have made no arrests and have no idea of the motive behind the shocking slayings.

A spokesman for the local prosecutor's office said: "All four were good kids".

"They never had any issues with the law," the spokesman was quoted by the website as saying. "It's a real tragedy."

That report suggested there may have been a confrontation between the victims and another group before the killings.

It said the shootings took place near the playground of the Mt Vernon School.


Thanks to Matt for forwarding this article. Even thought the death toll is smaller, this actually hits me far worse than things like the Columbine or Virginia Tech shootings. You are able to put them down to the impetuousness, and the mental trauma of youth, and while you can't condone it, you can understand it. This to me seems far more cold-blooded, and planned.

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