When you drop your kids off at child care, you might expect a toy or two to be flying around, but certainly not bullets. Yet that’s exactly what happened in Calumet City, Illinois. A 47-year-old day care worker was going about her normal routine when a bullet flew through the window at the facility, striking her in the face and injury that sent her to the hospital. Needles to say the woman wasn’t the intended target.
It’s just one more example of a little known fact: innocent people are just as likely to be injured or killed in gunfights as are the gunslingers themselves. When it comes to the consequences of gun violence, no place is safe.