11-Year-Old Boy Accused of Shooting Two 13-Year-Old Teammates

An 11-year-old boy has been accused of shooting two 13-year-old teammates during a Pop Warner football practice in Apopka, Florida. The incident took place on Monday night following an altercation, according to police. One teen was hit in the arm, while the other was struck in the torso. Both victims are reported to be in stable condition.

Apopka Police Chief Mike McKinley stated during a news conference that surveillance video showed the two teens running away from the boy when the shooting occurred. Officers arrived at the scene approximately four minutes after the incident was reported. The 11-year-old was detained, and the gun was confiscated by the officers.

The juvenile has been charged with one count of attempted second-degree murder and has been booked into a juvenile assessment center. McKinley mentioned that the boy obtained the gun from an unlocked box in his mother’s vehicle, and the mother may face a second-degree misdemeanor charge.

The motive behind the shooting has not been disclosed. However, an arrest report revealed that the 11-year-old had been involved in a fight with the two other teens, who were allegedly bullying him over a bag of chips.

The investigation is ongoing, and no other individuals were injured in the incident.

Author: CrimeDoor

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