From the Whittier Daily News (April 4):
Senior year usually inspires visions of more autonomy and adulthood. However this weekend marked one year since these aspirations were blotted out for a young man and his California family. At an April 3, 2009 birthday party, the 17-year old football player was shot after one of his teammates was robbed at gunpoint earlier.
The victim dreamed of becoming a Navy Seal and proudly serving his country one day. His attacker only wanted one thing: a tank of nitrous oxide. Police say the ensuing altercation resulted in shots fired and a frantic dash to the hospital.
Nitrous oxide, commonly referred to as laughing gas, is an odorless, colorless substance that is abused by people every year. According police, several tanks were passed around the 150-person party that night.