Man shoots 10-year-old boy who fired paintball gun at his house, thought family was under attack | Inquirer News

Man shoots 10-year-old boy who fired paintball gun at his house, thought family was under attack

/ 04:38 PM June 04, 2021
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Accompanied by his father, a 10-year-old boy was shot after he did a “drive-by” shooting using a paintball gun on one house, whose resident fired back thinking there was an intruder.

The father, 26-year-old Michael Williams, reportedly agreed to his son’s request to take him to one house to shoot at in Miami, Florida, in the United States, as per Miami Herald on June 1.

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Upon arriving on board their van, Williams’ son fired several shots from his paintball gun into a crowd of other young people gathered in front of the targeted house last Sunday night, May 30.

The resident, Gregory Barnes, thought his family was under attack and fired one round with a real gun and hit the boy, the report said.

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The child, after being shot, then lost his balance and was run over by the van his father was driving, further injuring him.

The boy was then picked up by his father, who then drove home while his wife called 911, police said as cited by the newspaper.

No further details on the child’s condition and injuries were released, while it was also unclear if Williams had an attorney.

He has been charged with child neglect leading to bodily harm as he “acted recklessly by agreeing to conduct a drive-by paint ball shooting,” Opa-locka police was quoted as saying in a report. Ian Biong /ra

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