Gun sense organization speaks out after four children injured in apartment shooting

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A Texas chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is speaking out after four children were injured Sunday night in a shooting at a north Harris County apartment complex. 

A group of children aged 12 to 16 were involved in the shooting, which occurred at The Roundhill of Cypress Station Apartments  in the 500 block of Cypress Station Drive, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. 

A 16-year-old girl who was critically injured after being shot in the cheek, has improved and is awake, the sheriff’s office reported. 

The other three children were treated with non life-threatening injuries and released from the hospital. 

The group of children were apparently involved in an argument with another group of teens at the apartment complex, eventually leading to several shots being fired. 

Witnesses were questioned  at the scene and a possible juvenile shooter is being interviewed, according to the sheriff’s office. The shooting is still under investigation. 

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense  said in a statement Wednesday they were angered by the violence at the apartment complex. 

“Simply put, children as young as 13-years-old should not be suffering from injuries related to gun violence,” said Emily Keown, a volunteer with the Texas chapter. “We can no longer afford to live in a country where our children pay the price for our nation’s issue with gun violence.”

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America was started  after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Since its inception, a group has been created in every state across the country.

The organization is fighting for solutions to lax gun laws and loopholes they believe jeopardize the safety of children and families. 

The group is part of Everytown for Gun Safety, a gun violence prevention organization, with more than three million supporters and over 140,000 donors advocating for public safety when it comes to guns. 

“It is time for us to stand up and demand our lawmakers do more to keep our children safe,” Keown said. “The time to act is now.”

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