You know how when you’re a kid, a friend sometimes throw pebbles at your window so you fatally shoot him in the head? That happened to a Montana boy, too.
The 15-year-old friend had been knocking and throwing pebbles at the boy’s window when the friend shot him in the head, police said Monday.
Mackeon Schulte died at a hospital a short time later.
According to the Houston Chronicle, Schulte and another boy were spending the night together and showed up at their friend’s house about 2:30 a.m. Sunday.
The boys knocked on their friend’s window and threw pebbles in an attempt to wake him, police said.
“When their friend awoke, he was startled by the noise and saw faces outside the window,” Billings Police Chief Rich St. John’s statement said. “He didn’t know who they were and was scared.”
The boy proceeded to grab a gun that was in the bedroom, then fired through the window, striking Schulte in the head.
The other boy outside the window was not hurt, but I imagine he’s scarred for life, too.
No arrests have been made and the shooter as well as the physically uninjured friend’s name has not been released due to their ages.
Authorities were meeting with prosecutors to determine how to proceed and whether or not to rule the death a homicide.
The victim was a sophomore.
“This is a huge tragedy for Senior High and the district,” Superintendent Terry Bouck said. “We’re just doing the best we can to make sure everyone is OK throughout this situation.”
Everyone is not OK. A boy is dead and the family is grieving. Maybe if he identified his target first before shooting randomly through his window, that would have helped. Maybe if parents didn’t buy their kids guns to keep in their bedrooms, this scenario would not have taken place.
I wonder what the victim would say about this ‘guns everywhere’ notion the NRA planted into our culture.
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