This is a head scratcher...you're gonna go, WTF!
8 teenage boys were having a weekend sleep over in a unoccupied home belonging to one of the boys grandmother. About 2;30 am, a several of them decided to prank the others into thinking there was some kind of home invasion going on. They cut the lights and then as some of the boys were looking for the breaker box, one boy jumped out of a closet to scare them. That is when one of the other boys was startled, pulled a .38 and shot the kid coming out of the closet in the head.
The local Sheriff called it a tragic prank that went wrong and no charges will be filed. My question would be why in the world would a teenage boy be carrying a .38 revolver at a weekend sleep over???? I don't know about their state, but in Oklahoma wouldn't it would be a crime for a teen to have possession of a loaded pistol? And wouldn't the parent[s] be guilty of a crime if it was their gun? Sure a lot of questions not answered in this story. I just find it very hard to believe that this is simply being written off as a prank gone wrong and no charges will be filed. If it was my kid that had been shot, I'd be raising bloody hell!
Teen Shot in Head During Home Invasion Prank
By Alyssa Newcomb
Oct 14, 2012 5:14pm
A 15-year-old Alabama boy is in critical condition today after he was shot in the head by a friend during prank that police said went terribly wrong.
Jesse Rainey, 15, and seven male friends were spending the weekend at an unoccupied home that belonged to the grandmother of one of the boys, when a few of the teens decided to prank their friends by faking a home intrusion, Colbert County Sheriff Ronnie May told ABCNews.com.
“One of the young men cut the lights to the house, then a few of the other guys snuck back inside, wanting their friends to believe there was an intruder,” May said.
The teens were in the process of using flashlights to find the switch box, when Rainey jumped out of a closet.
His rattled friend immediately dropped a video game and fired a shot into Rainey’s head with a .38 caliber hand gun.
May called the shooting “accidental” and said after interviewing all of the boys and conferring with the district attorney’s office, no charges will be filed. Drugs and alcohol were also not a factor in the shooting.
The teens called 911 at 3:30 a.m. Saturday. Dispatchers were unable to find the home, which is off the beaten path, on a map, so the boys put Rainey in the bed of a pickup truck and drove him 10 minutes to a Midway convenience store. They were met there by sheriff’s deputies and a medical team, May said.
Rainey was taken to Helen Keller Hospital, where he was stabilized before being transferred to the Children’s Hospital in Birmingham, Ala.
May said the boys are all close friends who attend Colbert Heights High School together.
“This was a prank that went terribly wrong,” he said.