A 13-year-old boy was booked with attempted murder after he allegedly shot a man in the stomach a week ago, Kenner police said Friday.Both the 13-year-old and the 15-year-old had guns:
The boy, who is not being identified by police because he is a juvenile, also was booked with attempted armed robbery in an incident involving the same victim. A 15-year-old boy was booked with being a principal to attempted second-degree murder.
Police said that on April 14 the boys approached two men at 8 p.m. on Phoenix Street. Each boy pointed a handgun within inches of the men's faces and demanded money, said James Gallagher, Kenner Police Department spokesman.The two boys came back to shoot the man. And the 13-year-old allegedly pulled the trigger.
The brother of one of the men, standing a short distance away, threw a bottle at the boys and they ran off, police said.
Three hours later, the two boys again approached Phoenix Street, where one of the attempted-robbery victims was standing outside his residence talking with friends. Police said the 13-year-old boy shot him in the stomach, from across the street. The boys then ran away.
13 and 15. And they both had guns.