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Police Sgt. Chris Scott said authorities weren’t sure how the teens obtained a gun. He also said it wasn’t clear why the teens were in the woods or whether they knew how close they were to a homeless camp.
“What they didn’t realize, but what they were doing, was they were putting a lot more people in a situation with the potential to get hurt or killed by not knowing where the bullets were going,” he said.Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.