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11 Year Old Boy Shoots Two Older Pop Warner Teammates After Allegedly Being Bullied During Practice

Surveillance footage from the crime scene. (Apopka Police Department)

In Apopka, Florida, an 11-year-old boy reportedly shot two older football teammates at their Pop Warner Football practice after allegedly being bullied and having his chips stolen. According to the New York Post, "The video, released by police Tuesday night, appears to show the alleged shooter being chased by one of his teammates." The conflict between the young shooter and his 13-year-old Pop Warner teammates reportedly stemmed from stealing chips, bullying, and other encounters that allegedly happened during that practice. The 11-year-old reportedly got his mother's gun from her unlocked gunbox in her vehicle and began shooting-hitting one boy in the back and one in the arm.

According to Fox 35 Orlando, the underage shooter was arrested and charged with attempted second-degree murder. The surveillance also shows the mother of the young gunman trying to stop him from shooting the gun. The New York Post reports “a woman — believed to be his mother — can be seen grabbing the firearm from the kid's grasp before holding his hands behind his back and reprimanding him in front of their vehicle as others try to flee.” One of the victim's mothers reportedly called the authorities to report the incident. Fox 35 Orlando reports, "One of the boys has been released from the hospital, Apopka police said in a Tuesday afternoon update. The second boy underwent surgery and remains at the hospital but is considered to be in stable condition. Both boys are expected to fully recover, police said.” Apopka Police Chief Mike McKinley stated, "The firearm was in a case, it didn't have a lock on it, and we will be pursuing charges for that crime; it is a second-degree misdemeanor."

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