WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY: Forecast | Radar | Traffic | Travel Guide | Cancellations


Teen Arrested For Shooting Airsoft Gun At Youth Football Practice In Oaklyn

View Comments

OAKLYN, N.J., (CBS) – Oaklyn Police say a teenager was arrested after witnesses say they saw him shoot an airsoft gun at a group of children practicing football.

Police say officers were dispatched Oct. 2 at about 6:15 p.m. to the Oaklyn Cougars Athletic Association practice facility on West Cedar Avenue for someone shooting a firearm.

Officers arrived and learned that the weapon was an airsoft gun and the alleged shooter was a 15-year-old male from Woodlynne.

During the incident, witnesses reported to police that they saw the teen walk out from the wooded area, point and shoot the weapon at a group of children practicing football.

Police say one child was hit but was not injured.

The 15-year-old was arrested and charged with assault and weapons possession.

The matter was referred to the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office.

View Comments

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 38,827 other followers