Child, 10, shot in face with BB gun

The Covington News - - Original scenario moderate scenario resumé class l -

A 10-year-old boy was shot in the face with a BB gun Sun­day evening by an­other ju­ve­nile who re­port­edly said he was just play­ing around.

Deputies from the New­ton County Sher­iff’s Depart­ment were called to Cedar Ridge Drive by the 10-yearold boy’s mother who, ac­cord­ing to re­ports, told them that she and her son had been walk­ing down the street when a ve­hi­cle passed them. Ac­cord­ing to the woman, as soon as the ve­hi­cle passed she heard a pop­ping sound com­ing from the car and then no­ticed her son had been shot un­der his left eye.

The mother re­port­edly tracked the ve­hi­cle down at a res­i­dence and called 911. When deputies ar­rived they spoke with a 16-year-old male who al­legedly told them he didn’t mean to hit the child with shots from his BB gun — he was just play­ing around.

Re­gard­less of his in­ten­tions, the ju­ve­nile was charged with ag­gra­vated as­sault and cru­elty to chil­dren in the sec­ond and third de­gree.

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