Many children are among those gravely injured in Monday’s Boston Marathon bombing.
Eight children were transported to local Boston hospitals after two bombs went off several feet from the finish line as runners were closing in on finishing the 26 miles race at approximately 2:57 pm.
One child, an 8-year-old boy, was killed in the blast. The deceased child’s mother and sister are also among the 140-plus Boston Marathon attendees who were severely injured in the attack.
Authorities descended upon an apartment in Revere, Mass., late last night, labeling its occupant as a “person of interest.” The resident is rumored to be a Saudi national. Police took several duffle bags full of evidence from the apartment.
Of the eight children injured, in what the U.S. government is calling “an act of terrorism”, several in critical condition.
A 2-year-old boy victim is currently in intensive care, after undergoing surgery to treat a severe head injury. A 9-year-old girl underwent emergency surgery so that doctors could try to save her mangled leg and a 3-year-old was transferred to a children’s hospital with unknown injuries.
According to the Washington Post, other child injuries include a 14-year-old with a head injury, a 10-year-old with a fractured leg, 12-year-old with a broken femur and a 7-year-old with a leg injury.