Children Fire Rifle Over Heads of Pedestrians, While Babysitter Watches

| by Michael Allen

A group of kids reportedly fired a rifle over the heads of passing pedestrians last Saturday afternoon In Rock Hill, S.C.

Police were called by an unidentified man who claimed he saw the kids with an assault rifle. When questioned by police, the children originally denied knowing anything about a gun.

Eventually, an 8-year-old boy admitted to police that the kids fired a gun. He took police to a home where a loaded .22 caliber semi-automatic rifle was hidden underneath a bed, noted

The boy's mother said the kids were being watched by a 13-year-old babysitter, who was actually present during the shooting. The mom also told the cops that the rifle was owned by a convicted felon who was no longer allowed to have it.

The boy wasn't charged with any crimes and the gun was taken into custody.

In more reckless firearm news, Kent Scott accidentally shot his wife Kimberly in the buttocks inside their Springfield, Ohio home on Sunday.

According to the Springfield News-Sun, the gun fell out of a backpack, Kent reached for the firearm, but it accidentally fired into Kimberly's left buttock. The bullet traveled to her right buttock and became lodged.

"It was an accidental gunshot would," said Springfield Police Sgt. Doug Pergram.

Kimberly was taken to a local hospital and then flown to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, where she was treated and released.

Sources: and Springfield News-Sun