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3 girls hit by BB gun while playing in woods at Rock Hill apartment

By Nicole Smith – nsmith@heraldonline.com
By Nicole Smith      The Herald


Three children say they were shot with BB guns while playing in the woods near their Rock Hill apartment complex.

The three girls, aged 11, 10 and 8, were playing in a wooded area near Patriot Parkway Monday afternoon when two boys shot them with an air-soft pistol, according to a Rock Hill police report.

All three girls were shot in the leg. One of the girls said a boy made her get on the ground and held the gun to her head, although he did not shoot, the report states.

Officers made contact with one of the boys’ mothers, who said she had thrown the guns away, the report states. They found the guns and put them into evidence.

The boys told officers they were in the woods shooting their guns at squirrels and did not shoot the victims, the report states. However, the girls had visible welts on their legs.

The boys, aged 11 and 13, were issued juvenile summons before being released into their parents’ custody, the report states.


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