11-Year-Old Arrested After Shooting 2 At Florida Football Practice, Mother Possibly Facing Charges For Not Securing Firearm

APOPKA, FLORIDA — Two teenagers were hospitalized after a shooting incident during a football practice at Field of Fame in Apopka. The altercation began between three minors, two aged 13 and one aged 11, when food was knocked out of the 11-year-old’s hand. The younger child then retrieved a gun from his mother’s car and fired at the two teenagers, injuring one in the arm and the other in the torso. Both victims are in stable condition.

The 11-year-old has been arrested and is facing charges of attempted second-degree murder. Apopka Police Chief Mike McKinley expressed deep concern about the increasing instances of youth resorting to violence, emphasizing the tragic nature of having to arrest someone so young. He also indicated that the 11-year-old’s mother might be charged for not securing the weapon.

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