Miami, FL – A 10-year-old boy from Miami is currently hospitalized after he convinced his father to take him “Moved by” Paintball shooting, only to receive return fire from a terrified housekeeper in real bullet form; The child’s injuries were later aggravated after being crushed by his own father in the confusion, according to the report.
Michael Williams, 26, agreed to his son’s request to take him on a drive-by shooting with his paintball gun, targeting a group of boys who had reportedly engaged in the first paintball fight, the report says.
father and son Allegedly donned hoodies and ski masks and, driving in a van, headed to a residence located in Opa-Loca, where the boy fired several non-lethal paintball pellets at a crowd of children and adults who had gathered on the front lawn.
However, as paintball engulfed the crowd, the owner of the house – identified as Gregory Barnes – was horrified and thought that “He and his family were being attacked.” At that point, Barnes reportedly drew his gun and fired a shot at the van as it was speeding.
Officials say the bullet hit a 10-year-old paintballer, who fell from a moving vehicle but was accidentally crushed by his father. Williams proceeded to put the boy back in the van, ran home, and the boy’s mother called 911, police say. The boy was taken to a local area hospital, where his condition is yet to emerge; However, he is reportedly expected to survive.
Opa-Loca, located in Miami-Dade County, has been experiencing a recent surge in gun violence to such an extent that a local resident referred to as the city “Devil’s Dungeon”.
Williams has been charged with great bodily harm along with child neglect for acting “By agreeing to drive by ruthlessly shooting paintballs,” according to police report Received by Miami Herald.
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