Teen victim of drive-by pellet gun shooting

OKEECHOBEE — A 14-year-old Okeechobee teen was apparently shot twice with a pellet gun Sunday afternoon as he sat on the front porch of his N.W. 46th Avenue home.

According to a report by Deputy Sergeant Shane Snyder, of the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO), the teen was struck on the bridge of his nose and in the right shoulder.

“Both injuries broke the skin and caused bleeding and swelling,” stated Sgt. Snyder.

The deputy’s report states that around 2 p.m. on Aug. 28 a vehicle drove slowly past the teen’s home.

“The driver — described as wearing a gray hoodie with dark glasses — called out to (the teen) and began firing,” stated that report.

The vehicle was only described as some type of station wagon or small sports utility vehicle.

Sgt. Snyder went on to state that the teen’s mother took him to the hospital for treatment.

Eric Kopp is a staff writer for the Okeechobee News

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