|Scene of shooting at Easley Walmart (source)|
A 14-year old boy was caught shoplifting at a Walmart store in Easley, South Carolina. When a loss-prevention chased him out of a store, along with a couple of shoppers, the boy opened fire on those other shopper with a 9 mm handgun.
Luckily no one was hurt. Officers were already on the scene and arrested the boy.
From an article:
The loss prevention officer had suspected the teen was shoplifting and approached him inside the store, Miller said.
"They were going to question him and call us, so we could take him into custody, but then he pulled out a gun," said Miller.
As the teen ran out of the store, officers heard two gunshots, and people shouting, “He has a gun,” according to Miller.
The teen fired at two innocent bystanders, who tried to help security catch the teen said Miller. Once outside the store in the parking lot, investigators said the teen turned and fire two shots at those men.
"Nobody was injured," said Miller. "There was actually a fragment recovered from the wall of Walmart."
Officers were able to catch up to and disarm the teen, who was carrying a 9 mm handgun, according to Miller.
The teen faces two counts of attempted murder, armed robbery and possession of marijuana. More charges are pending, Miller said.
"We continue to investigate how the boy got the gun and who drove him to the Walmart," said Miller.Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.
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