Report: Children shot rifle in Rock Hill neighborhood

The HerallApril 28, 2014 

— An 8-year-old boy was questioned after a group of children shot an "assault rifle" over the heads of passing pedestrians on Glenn Street in Rock Hill, police say.

A man called police at about 4 p.m. Saturday after he noticed the children with what appeared to be an assault rifle. When police questioned the group, the kids initially denied knowing about the gunfire, according to a Rock Hill Police report.

Eventually, one child admitted the gun was shot and took police inside a home where they retrieved a .22 caliber semi-automatic rifle from underneath a bed, the report states. Police found one round of ammunition in the chamber and another round in the magazine. They also noticed two rounds on the ground outside.

The boy's mother said the children had been left with a 13-year-old babysitter, who was on hand during the shooting. She said the gun belonged to a convicted felon who was not allowed to be around guns.

The rifle was taken into evidence and charges were not filed against the boy.

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