Four Garden City children use houses for target practice with rifles, shotgun

Gunshots in Garden City and the youngest suspect is a 10-year-old boy.

Four children could face criminal charges after using their neighbors' houses for target practice, using rifles and shotguns. 

It was rise and shine with a bang, some residents woke up to gunplay Monday morning, continued through the afternoon and causing plenty anxiety

"Here's one in my sister's window right here," said Alexcandra Ibanez, pointing out damage from bullets. "And here's one that scraped around her house.

"When I found out it actually hit something and the fact this is my younger sister's room, it really terrified me. Then we found out three other houses were hit at the same time." 

Police say the culprits are the boy and three brothers ages 12, 13 and 16. Luckily, no one was hurt.

Garden City Police Chief Bob Muery says officers followed the bullet trajectories to a house on the 5700 block of Helen where they found kids playing outside and in the garage.  Ammunition, three rifles and four shotguns - all stolen  from a nearby home just hours before the first shot was fired.

Jeanette Ables' son was out cutting the grass at the time, hitting the family's shed but thankfully nothing else.

"I'm not sure what they were thinking or if they were thinking," Muery said.

FOX 2: "They walked in the house and stole seven guns?"

"Yes," Muery said.

The homeowner did not initially call police once he realized the guns were gone. 

"It's one of the troubling elements of the case," Muery said. 

And while the kids were enjoying their trigger time Monday, one of the three boys' parents was home but did not hear the gunfire.

"It just amazes me," said Ibanez. "How do parents not realize that your kids have guns in your own garage and firing them when they're home. That blows my mind."

The kids have been released to their parents, police will send their report over to juvenile court. It is unclear what charges they could face.

The same goes for that adult who was home when this was going on and the owner of those guns, who did not have them secured and failed to report they were stolen.
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