I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again and again – parenting is stressful when there are two and when there is only one, the job gets exponentially more difficult. Is that stress why Ann Campbell (34) of Clanton, AL – who is no longer with the father of her children – shot two of her three children or is she just a shitty person? No definitive answer on that one yet but I’m leaning towards the latter. Here’s what we know thus far.
Police in Chilton County Alabama received a call around 10:00 am Friday, June 3rd reporting a shooting with injuries. When they arrived at the trailer park – cue banjo music – they found two boys, 11 and 15 years old, suffering from gunshot wounds. The 11-year-old, Michael Campbell, was air lifted to Children’s Hospital in Birmingham where he later died of his injuries. The 15-year-old was “luckier” and was transported to Shelby Medical Center where he is still listed in stable condition. A young girl was escorted from the scene and appeared to be unharmed. The sheriff confirmed that Campbell does have a daughter so we can assume that was her. Campbell was arrested at the scene and will face charges of murder and attempted murder.
There aren’t many details available as of yet on this one and as usual there are more questions than there are answers including the one question we will always ask and for which we will never receive a satisfactory answer and that is why?
Thoughts and love go to Michael’s surviving siblings and his father and all of those in his life who truly loved and cared for him who will miss him dearly. Here’s to them finding the peace they deserve.
Thanks go to Jennifer for the tip!