Kid Killers: A plague of teen murder

A plague of teen murder

The victim had no identification. All police found last week in an abandoned house on Detroit's West Side was the body of a "woman" shot once in the head. The following day, the morgue's chief investigator identified her as Jamelle Williams, 14, a runaway. She became the 40th child under 17 to be shot to death in Detroit this year.

Already plagued by the nation's highest homicide rate, Detroit is experiencing an epidemic of children shooting children. As of Dec. 11, said a Detroit Free Press report, 341 youngsters under 17 had been shot this year, a sharp rise from last...

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