Child shot with BB gun, has scooter stolen

(WMC-TV) - Police are searching for a suspect who shot a seven-year-old with a BB gun while riding his scooter, and then allegedly stole his scooter.

It happened in the Sycamore Lake Apartments near Sycamore View and Raleigh LaGrange.

"It's scary," said neighbor Willard Hewing.  "I have a seven-year-old and a three-year-old with me.  Just to know someone is out there shooting someone with a BB gun.  And think about the next step up outside of that, it could have been worse."

Neighbor Lewis Mills Smith said he has been hit with a BB gun and said it is a feeling no child should have to endure.

"It's going to change his life," said Smith.  "He's going to be scared to do a lot of stuff."

Smith said anyone who tried to steal from his child should run fast.

"A parent's reaction to someone stealing something from a child, that's crazy," he said.

Memphis police said the investigation is ongoing.  The boy did not have to go to the hospital and is expected to be fine.

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