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Monday, March 15, 2004

Please be careful with Airsoft Guns

Another Child was harmed for carrying an airsoft gun on the street, luckily he was only shot in the leg. If you have an airsoft gun, please treat it like a real gun. Other people cannot tell the difference. Refer to the airsoft safety rules for some good pointers.

LAKEWOOD, Calif. (AP) - A 14-year-old boy who allegedly pulled a BB gun from his waistband was shot and wounded by a sheriff's deputy.

Two deputies looking for a parolee Saturday night spotted two 14-year-old boys walking near Monteverde Park and noticed the youths had pistol grips poking out from their waistbands, said Deputy Alba Yates of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

The deputies got out of their patrol car and ordered the teens to put their hands in the air. One youth complied, but the other allegedly pulled the handgun from his waistband, Deputy Bill Spear said.

One of the deputies fired a single round, striking the boy's right leg, Spear said.

It was later discovered one of the teenagers was carrying two Airsoft air guns that were replicas of a SigSauer 9mm. The other had an Airsoft replica of a Desert Eagle .50-caliber pistol, Spear said.

The wounded youth was treated and released from a hospital.

The sheriff's department will determine whether to seek charges against the teens 

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