Second teen charged in shooting; 17-year-old boy hid gun, police say
BY MITCH DUDEK, TINA SFONDELES, JON SEIDEL AND BECKY SCHLIKERMAN Staff Reporters April 28, 2014 5:48PM
Updated: May 30, 2014 6:25AM
“What would have been, under any other circumstances, probably a fistfight between two 14-year-old girls because of an argument over a boy turned into a murder,” he said.
The gun used in the shooting, a legal .38-caliber revolver, was kept in the owner’s car but was reported stolen April 14, McCarthy said. Police departments don’t let officers store their guns in their cars, but under the state’s concealed-carry law, individuals who are properly permitted can.
“That’s insanity. This is madness, folks. This is madness,” he said.
“I’m very frustrated. I’m sickened. Three 14-year-old lives were changed forever yesterday with an introduction of a gun into a fistfight,” McCarthy said.