Article on Young Boy Shot and Wounded with an Airsoft Gun
“A 6-year-old boy was making a snowman in the backyard of his grandparents’ house in southeastern Massachusetts when a neighbor intentionally took aim at him with a high-powered Airsoft rifle and shot him with a pellet[...]
The boy was rushed to the hospital and treated for his injury. CBS Boston reports the pellet traveled from Sean’s shoulder to his arm and remains lodged in his body. He’ll need more surgery to remove it.
“He could’ve been killed,” said his grandmother Carol Carduff, noting that he was hit in the shoulder – just inches from his head. “Who in their right mind would hit a little boy, playing outside in the snow…would take a gun with a scope and shoot at them? I can’t imagine someone doing that,” she said.
Wareham Police have charged the Carduff’s 16-year-old neighbor with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and as a minor discharging a BB gun.
Police say they found two airsoft rifles in the teen’s room. They believe he aimed and fired at Sean on purpose.
Scott Conduff says his grandson is healing physically, but is still shaken and afraid after the shooting.”
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