4 Oklahoma teenagers face felony charges after shooting strangers with gel blasters

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By Yosi Yahoudai
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Four Oklahoma teenagers face felony charges after police said they shot random people, including children, with gel blasters. The Enid Police Department said they had multiple calls Monday night, telling them teenagers were in a silver car with bandanas on their faces. Witnesses said they were driving around town, shooting out of a sunroof. The teens told police they were playing a game where they would shoot gel blasters at their classmates, but police said none of the victims were their age. “Multiple residents, including a child as young as 10, had been struck by projectiles from the vehicle,” Cass Rains with the Enid Police Department said. “Discharging any sort of weapon from a moving vehicle is a felony.”Multiple neighbors called 911, and police were able to find the group. They were booked on felony complaints of assault with a dangerous weapon. “It kind of worries me some with a great-granddaughter I raise,” Enid resident Cindy Gaisford said. “Well, that’s the reason why there’s a camera that points to my backyard where she plays, and she’s not out front at all.” The kids claimed to be in a “war” with classmates, but none of the victims even went to the teenagers’ school, according to police. Law enforcement said even BB guns with gel bullets can be dangerous. “Any type of behavior like that is going to be unsafe,” Rains said. “Some that had been shot weren’t injured. Others had marks and bruises and welts.”The teenagers were taken to juvenile detention centers outside of Garfield County. Police also warned parents and other teens that they will face the “full force of the law” if they are found doing the same.

Four Oklahoma teenagers face felony charges after police said they shot random people, including children, with gel blasters.

The Enid Police Department said they had multiple calls Monday night, telling them teenagers were in a silver car with bandanas on their faces. Witnesses said they were driving around town, shooting out of a sunroof.

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The teens told police they were playing a game where they would shoot gel blasters at their classmates, but police said none of the victims were their age.

“Multiple residents, including a child as young as 10, had been struck by projectiles from the vehicle,” Cass Rains with the Enid Police Department said. “Discharging any sort of weapon from a moving vehicle is a felony.”

Multiple neighbors called 911, and police were able to find the group. They were booked on felony complaints of assault with a dangerous weapon.

“It kind of worries me some with a great-granddaughter I raise,” Enid resident Cindy Gaisford said. “Well, that’s the reason why there’s a camera that points to my backyard where she plays, and she’s not out front at all.”

The kids claimed to be in a “war” with classmates, but none of the victims even went to the teenagers’ school, according to police. Law enforcement said even BB guns with gel bullets can be dangerous.

“Any type of behavior like that is going to be unsafe,” Rains said. “Some that had been shot weren’t injured. Others had marks and bruises and welts.”

The teenagers were taken to juvenile detention centers outside of Garfield County. Police also warned parents and other teens that they will face the “full force of the law” if they are found doing the same.

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.

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