Boy Shoots 3 Friends Who Refused to Smoke Synthetic Marijuana

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say a 15-year-old boy shot three friends with a pellet gun after they refused to smoke synthetic marijuana.

Charlotte County Sheriff's deputies arrested the teen Thursday night. He is charged with three felony counts of aggravated battery using a deadly weapon.

Deputies say the boys were hanging out at a home in Port Charlotte on Thursday when the teen lit a joint and passed it around. All three boys refused to smoke the joint. The teen became annoyed when one of the boys smacked it out of his hand. The teen left, then came back with a pellet gun and started shooting.

A 14-year-old was shot in the back. One 15-year-old was shot in the calf, thumb and bicep and the other in the face, arm and back.

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