Two 14-Year-Old Boys Arrested After Injuring Kids: Police


PEACHTREE CITY, GA — Police arrested two 14-year-old boys who they said shot and injured an 8-year-old and 10-year during a new social media challenge.

Police said that on Monday they were called to the Battery Way Boat Docks around 3:30 p.m. over reports of teenagers shooting children with Orbeez splatter ball guns. Police found two children with injuries to the face and abdomen.

Four 17-year-old boys nearby with splatter guns were interviewed, police said, but it was determined they weren't involved with the incident. They were charged with violating the city ordinance of discharging restricted weapons.

Officers said they viewed video from city cameras and saw a golf cart occupied by the suspected shooters. On Tuesday, they were able to locate them, police said.

Police said that due to the unprovoked nature of the crime, the fact that the victims froze the projectiles to make them more painful and the fact that the children were riding bikes, they charged one 14-year-old boy with aggravated assault and another with aggravated assault (party to a crime) and underage operation of a golf cart.

"The Peachtree City Police Department reminds parents to have conversations with their children about the serious implications of this dangerous trend," police said "All violations of city ordinance or state law regarding discharging of these weapons on city property or at unwilling participants will be prosecuted accordingly."

Anyone with any more information on the incident is asked to please call 770-487-8866 or email

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