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Friday, May 20, 2005

Not your typical drive-by shooting:

An 11-year-old boy remained in custody Friday, a day after he shot at another youngster, police said.

The boy was on his bike on Henry Street about 2:30 p.m. Thursday when he fired at least one round from a semiautomatic pistol at a 14-year-old boy, said Bonnie Winchester, a police department spokeswoman.

Police said that after firing the .25-caliber handgun, the boy fled on the bike and was spotted trying to pass the weapon to a 14-year-old friend.

Both boys were taken into custody by police. Their names were not released because they are juveniles.

When I was eleven, I was playing sports, reading books, and hanging out with friends. It never would have occurred to me that, "hey, today might be a good day to put a cap in the neighborhood bully." I don't even feel like getting into the responsibility of the parents, society as a whole, and the personal culpability of the boy himself. What troubles me is that we have gotten to this point as a society where a child this age is acting like a gang-banger.


.: posted by Dave 11:23 AM

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