Friday, July 6, 2012
11-Year-Old Boy Shot After Man Allegedly Fights Fireworks with Hand Gun
By Paul Friswold
on Fri, Jul 6, 2012 at 8:49 AM
The kids were riding bikes and lighting fireworks around 9:45 p.m. in the 4200 block of McRee Avenue, when the man, who has not been identified, confronted them. (Perhaps he was helpfully reminding them that fireworks are illegal in the city.
) Angry words were exchanged, which resulted in the man drawing his gun and opening fire. On a group of kids.
An 11-year-old boy was shot in the leg, but his injuries are not considered serious. He is refusing to cooperate with the police, however. The shooter is in custody
Police say a 56-year-old man in the Botanical Heights neighborhood was upset with some neighborhood kids shooting off fireworks last night, and he allegedly decided to fight fire with gunfire.