Teen charged after youths hit by bullet
A 16-year-old was charged with possession of a firearm by a minor after two youths were injured by a gunshot Sunday in Little Rock.
The teen suspect was not named in a report released Monday by the Little Rock Police Department.
Officers were called about 5:15 p.m. to 15 Irving Drive after a 7-year-old and a 12-yearold were struck by a bullet fired from a handgun, the report said.
The report did not specify how the gun was fired or who did so, but it identified the case as occurring from a “child playing [with a] weapon.”
One victim was hit in the leg and the other in the abdomen. They were taken to Arkansas Children’s Hospital for treatment of injuries not thought to be life-threatening.
The 16-year-old directed officers to a trash can behind the residence, where he said he put the gun because he was “sick of it,” police wrote in the report. It was recovered there.