From an article:
A 12-year-old is seriously injured after being shot with a pellet gun. Syracuse Police said it happened at 200 Evaleen Avenue around 5:00 pm on Wednesday.
They said the victim was playing with friends when one of them went inside, got a pellet gun and shot the victim at close range. The pellet hit the boy under his arm and became lodged in his spleen. It was surgically removed.
The injuries are considered serious, but not life-threatening. The suspect is not being identified due to his age.
Every gun in the hands of a child must first pass through the hands of an adult.