Alabama teen playing on iPad shot in ‘senseless murder’


A teenager in Alabama was fatally shot in his room on Friday, and was likely an unintended target of gunfire, according to the local police department.

The 13-year-old boy was playing on his iPad in his Tuscaloosa home Friday evening, when a barrage of bullets were shot through the bedroom window and struck him in the head, the Tuscaloosa Police Department said in a statement.

“There were so many shell casings in the road, officers had to pull business cards from their wallets to fold and use as temporary evidence markers,” the department wrote on its Facebook page.

Tuscaloosa Police Chief Brent Blankley labeled the shooting, which police responded to about 6:20 p.m. Friday, “a senseless murder.”

“It’s a senseless murder. We see it all the time where adults are shot and it’s terrible, but when it’s a kid, it takes it to…

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