A 12-year-old boy and a 14-year-old girl opened fire on Florida deputies with a shotgun and an AK-47 after running away from a juvenile group home, authorities said.
The girl was in stable condition after being shot twice late Tuesday after breaking into a Volusia County home and arming herself with several of the homeowner’s guns, Sheriff Mike Chitwood told reporters late Tuesday.
The teen was shot in the chest and arm after coming out of a garage and pointing a shotgun at deputies who were trying to get her and the boy to surrender, Chitwood said.
The boy, who was carrying an AK-47 at the time, then put his weapon down and surrendered.
Both youngsters allegedly fired at deputies four separate times over a 35-minute span, the chief said.
No deputies were wounded, but the officers involved were put on administrative leave, Chitwood said.
The deputies in the incident were “left with no other choice” but to