A 12 year boy was killed in Buffalo by a stray bullet

Bandar Elwaseem, a 12-year-old Buffalo boy who was inside his own home was fatally shot in the head by a stray bullet in the last weekend.

He was in the kitchen when he was shot. Investigators believe the shooting originated in the parking area of the Town Gardens Plaza based on the direction of the shots and where Bandar's home is located, police said. It’s supposed shots were fired at a car. For investigators it is unclear if there is more than one suspect.


Crimestoppers is offering a $7,500 reward and the FBI is offering an additional $5,000 for any information leading to an arrest. Statistically, according to a study, between March 1, 2008, and February 28, 2009, 317 persons received stray bullet injuries in the U.S. 142 were female. Most individuals (258, 81.4%) were unaware of the events leading to the gunfire that caused their injuries. Many (129, 40.7%) were at home; most of these persons (88, 68.2%) were indoors. Sixty-five persons (20.5%) died, 18 (27.7%) of them at the shooting site and 55 (84.6%) on the day they were shot. Most stray bullet shootings arise from violence. Those who are shot have little or no warning.