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7-Year-Old Boy Killed By Bullet ‘Meant For His Dad’ [PHOTO]

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A seven-year-old boy – said to be the child of a gang leader – was among eight people killed and more than 40 injured in a weekend of violence that has left Chicago reeling.
4Police officials said Amari Brown (pictured above) was killed by a bullet meant for his father, Antonio Brown, as the family returned from an Independence Day celebration on the West Side of the city. He was hit in the right side of the chest just before midnight on Saturday July 4th.

Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said Antonio Brown was a “ranking gang member” with 45 previous arrests. He told reporters that Mr Brown was not cooperating with investigators into the death of his son.

“My son was a character man,” Mr Brown told ABC 7 Chicago at a prayer vigil on Sunday evening in the Humboldt Park neighbourhood where the child was shot. “He was a clown man – just like me.”

A 26-year-old woman that the boy was standing with was also struck in the chest. She was taken to hospital and is in a stable condition.

Mr Brown told the Chicago Tribue that he rushed his son to hospital but that he died on the way.
“He was just down. He wasn’t crying, he was speaking ‘Daddy, daddy’, ” said Mr Brown.
“I picked him up and put him in the car. I was in the back seat, I was talking to him the whole time. I was like, ‘You cool, I know you cool’.”

He said that his son had responded by saying: “Yeah, I’m cool. I’m cool.”

Police said there were a total of 33 shooting incidents between Friday and Sunday, with most of the bloodshed occurring in just eight hours over Saturday night.

A 16-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl were also reported to be among the victims.

Source: ABC 7 Chicago/Independent UK

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Rifle allegedly seized from drunk policeman (video)

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A drunk policeman identified as Garba Salisu is currently the talk of social media.

Passersby who saw a drunk police officer carrying a gun, seized the gun from him then poured water on him to help revive him.

In a video shared online, people are seen surrounding the police officers and commenting about the fact that he was inebriated already at that time of the day.

A man is seen pouring a sachet of water on the policeman’s head.

Voices in the video are heard saying the policeman was seen at about 4pm on Saturday, Nov 28, at CBN Junction, close to Abuja Police Command Headquarters.

Watch the video below:

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Settling down is not easy when you are a babymama — Actress Bisola Aiyeola

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Former Big Brother Naija housemate cum actress, Bisola Aiyeola, has said it hasn’t been easy raising a family.

The multi-talented TV star, in an interview with Sun News, revealed that getting married and building a new home might not be a bed of roses for someone who already has a child.

“There’s the urge to have that close nuclear family unit and then there’s the reality; it’s not that easy having another child and building a new home. I’ve heard from other people’s experiences too. Somehow, I’ve been able to manage all these years with my daughter.

I am proud of her; she’s in secondary school now. I just want to work on giving her the best. I won’t say that I am using torchlight to look for a family now, but if it does happen, I’ll embrace it with all of me. But the reality of it is that, it’s not as beautiful as it sounds,” she said.

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Nurse who is HIV positive, reveals how she’s been keeping her husband safe from the virus

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A nurse who is HIV positive is currently making rounds on social media and has taken to social media and revealed how she’s been keeping her husband safe from the virus.

The South African lady identified as Angela Motsusi disclosed this in a recent post she made on her Facebook wall.

According to her, HIV patients who take their ARVs daily, attend all clinic appointments and do blood checks as scheduled are safe of have sex with a negative partner.

She wrote on Facebook, “Living testimonies of #UequalsU , it’s simple really, if you are HIV positive, take your ARVs daily and attend all your clinic appointments and do blood checks as scheduled, by taking your treatment everyday you will be virally suppressed and with a sustained, suppressed viral load you CANNOT sexually transmit HIV to your partner, I am positive and he is negative. #normalizinghivchallenge #uequalsusouthafrica”

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