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Teen Shot To Death Over Paintball Game

The world is a strange place these days. Imagine a young teen being shot over a paintball game.

This wrongful-death story from South Dakota began with an argument over a paintball game. It got seriously out of hand, and the victim was shot by a classmate. The details of the incident are still up in the air, and may be for a long time, until the investigation is completed. In the meantime, the 16-year-old shooter is being charged as an adult with first-degree murder.

The victim and shooter were classmates at a local high school. On the day of the fatal shooting, they were hanging out with another friend, at the home of the shooter. They started wrestling and arguing about a paintball game. It appeared to be just a friendly shoving match, until the shooter grabbed a semi-automatic shotgun and pointed it at the witness. The witness told police he heard the gun click and then watched the teen fish a shotgun shell out of a drawer in the kitchen, load the gun and point it at him again. At that time, he heard another clicking sound.

Realizing it was not a good place to be, the witness attempted to leave the house. The victim then put himself between the witness and the shooter. The gun was fired and the witness saw blood splatter. At that point, he ran from the house and called for help. When police and first responders arrived, they found the victim with a gunshot wound to the chest. He died in hospital.

There are a number of unanswered questions, not the least of which is why the shooter reached for a gun in the first place and why he subsequently loaded it and aimed it at the witness and then shot another teen. These questions will remain a mystery until the police conclude their investigation.

The dead teen’s family may wish to file a wrongful death lawsuit; a suit that would go to court after the criminal proceedings were concluded. In the period of time that would take, the family would be struggling to handle their usual bills and the expenses arising from the medical care their son was accorded while alive and his funeral and burial expenses. How would they manage financially?

One way for them to handle their finances while waiting for justice would be to apply for litigation funding. Pre-settlement funding is accorded to qualified plaintiffs, and dispatched to their bank account within 48 hours or less. It is an easy process to apply for a lawsuit loan, and it may be done online, or by calling the litigation funding company directly. They understand that a plaintiff has faced many obstacles before making that call, and they are treated with courtesy and respect. Lawsuit funding is a win-win situation for the plaintiff. Why not check it out?

Daren Monroe writes for Litigation Funding Corp. To learn more about lawsuit funding and litigation funding, visit Litigationfundingcorp.com.

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