Skip to comments.Gun-Toting Senior Shoots Brick-Throwing Kid(IL)
Posted on 09/29/2010 5:15:51 AM PDT by marktwain
A 12-year-old boy who neighbors describe as a "little monster" was shot by a woman apparently upset at the boy and others for throwing bricks at her Southeast Side home Tuesday evening.
The shooting happened about 5:25 p.m. near East 76th Street and South Coles Avenue and sent a juvenile to University of Comer Children's Hospital in serious to critical condition, Fire Media Affairs spokesman Richard Rosado said.
A woman believed to be in her late 60s or early 70s fired the shot. She remained in police custody Tuesday night but police said she may not be charged because she may have fired shots in self-defense.
She told police the injured boy and others had thrown bricks at her house. She chased the boys and fired shots after the children would not put the bricks down, a police source said.
Each child had a brick in their hands, but the boy shot is believed to have been the only one who succeeded in breaking a window at the residence, police said.
Neighbors said the boy is a known troublemaker and the head of a small neighborhood gang.
"This little boy started a fire in her grill, burned out her garbage can .. he was a little terror," said neighbor Hilda Brunt. "This has been going on for weeks."
At least one of the boys is telling a different story.
"One minute I'm playing basketball with my friend, the next minute I see him with a bloody arm," said 15-year-old Jordan Heard.
Calumet Area detectives are investigating.
Where do they learn to throw bricks & rocks?
Never bring a brick to a ——
Awe...cute little tyke. Clearly society has failed him. Nothing another trillion dollar stimulus won’t fix right up.
The poor kid was trying to turn his life round by learning how to do a proper home invasion.
Maybe this is the sort of intervention he needed to turn his life around?
I think she needs to spend a little time at the range to improve her skills.Remember two to the torso one to the head!!!
Kids throw anything that fits in their hand.
The question is where are the parents who should have taught him a bit about consequences?
Come on marktwain,
The poor dear has most probably had a difficult upbringing.
Too bad she didn’t off the little son of a female dog. Would have been one less *&^%$ in the world.
I threw a rock at someone exactly once. The attitude adjustment(s) I received from my dad convinced me it was a good survival strategy to leave the stones alone.
Head of a small neighborhood gang.....
Junior Crips or Bloods in Training???
This country needs comprehensive
This article is BS. There are no guns in Chicago. They are illegal.
One can only hope..., this is a trend.
The only thing better would be a bounty on hoodlum punks.
Yeah! He's depraved on account he's deprived.
(apologies to Sondheim)
. “She chased the boys and fired shots after the children would not put the bricks down, a police source said. “
If she really chased the boys,,,and fired as they were running from her,,,she may not get off...That’s against what I always learned about firearms and self protection in the NRA courses I’ve taken.