DETROIT – A 14-year-old boy is accused of shooting a 12-year-old boy with a gun he pulled from underneath a go-kart seat in Detroit, police said.
The 14-year-old was pushing the 12-year-old in the go-kart when he tried to retrieve a handgun from underneath the seat, according to authorities.
While he was grabbing the gun, the teenager fired it once, striking the other boy in the calf, police said.
The 12-year-old was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, according to officials.
On Monday, the 14-year-old was charged as a juvenile with one count of carrying a concealed weapon and one count of careless discharge of a firearm causing injury.
He had a preliminary hearing Monday afternoon and was given a $7,500 bond, or 10%. He was placed on house arrest, authorities said.
A pre-trial hearing is scheduled for 10:15 a.m. July 25.