11-Year-Old Shoots, Injures 2 Boys After Pop Warner Football Practice

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APOPKA, Fla. (AP) — An 11-year-old boy retrieved a gun from an unlocked box in his mother’s vehicle and shot two 13-year-olds following an altercation that began during a Pop Warner football practice in central Florida, police said Tuesday.

The child fired one shot on Monday night, hitting one teen in the arm and the other in the torso, Apopka police Chief Mike McKinley said during a Tuesday morning news conference. He said surveillance video showed that both teens were running away from the boy when the shot was fired.

The two teens are in stable condition, McKinley said.

The shooting was reported about 8:18 p.m. and officers arrived at the scene about four minutes later, McKinley said.

Responding officers took the gun from the child, and he was detained, McKinley said. The boy was later charged with one count of attempted second-degree murder, and booked into the juvenile assessment center. The chief said the boy’s mother may face a second-degree misdemeanor charge of leaving a gun unsecured.
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Re: 11-Year-Old Shoots, Injures 2 Boys After Pop Warner Football Practice

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Thankfully the two boys will recover.


In the UK it was a slightly different story of a 13 year old.
A 13-year-old boy has admitted causing the death of a grandmother by driving over her in her own car. Marcia Grant, 60, died outside her home in the Greenhill area of Sheffield on 5 April. The teenager, who cannot be named due to his age, pleaded guilty to causing death by dangerous driving at Sheffield Crown Court. He also admitted possession of a bladed article, namely a kitchen knife. He will be sentenced on 1 December.
Mr Crothers said CCTV footage showed the defendant attempting to take Mrs Grant's car. She is then said to have tried to stop him by going behind it. "The vehicle reverses, causing her to fall on her back and her head impacts with the ground," said Mr Crothers. "She was trapped under the vehicle, her husband tried to break the window of the car to get the defendant out of the car." The prosecutor said the vehicle then reversed "at some speed causing the catastrophic injuries to Mrs Grant".
However, during the boy's appearance at Sheffield Youth Court in April, prosecutor Gary Crothers said police at the scene noted the boy had asked: "Is she dead?", "looks like I got my first kill?", and "it was an accident, I swear".
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TrueTexan wrote: Tue Oct 03, 2023 4:06 pm
APOPKA, Fla. (AP) — An 11-year-old boy retrieved a gun from an unlocked box in his mother’s vehicle and shot two 13-year-olds following an altercation that began during a Pop Warner football practice in central Florida, police said Tuesday.

The child fired one shot on Monday night, hitting one teen in the arm and the other in the torso, Apopka police Chief Mike McKinley said during a Tuesday morning news conference. He said surveillance video showed that both teens were running away from the boy when the shot was fired.

The two teens are in stable condition, McKinley said.

The shooting was reported about 8:18 p.m. and officers arrived at the scene about four minutes later, McKinley said.

Responding officers took the gun from the child, and he was detained, McKinley said. The boy was later charged with one count of attempted second-degree murder, and booked into the juvenile assessment center. The chief said the boy’s mother may face a second-degree misdemeanor charge of leaving a gun unsecured.
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What happens when gun owners don't follow the safety rules.
Hope they hammer the 'mom'. This type of crap hurts the gun rights crowd way more than any 'bloomie' groups.

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