Latest News

Teen shoots his grandmother and 12-year-old sister after being told to get out of bed and go to school

By Mason White 11:58 AM March 3, 2016
Sleeping in bed (illustration) 

By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) A teen was arrested on a charge of attempted homicide after allegedly shooting his grandmother, sister and nephew because he was told to get out of bed and go to school, police in Tennessee said.

The Nashville Police Department said that they have arrested the 16-year-old boy, who was not identified, after shooting his 67-year-old grandmother, his 12-year-old sister and 6-year-old nephew.

He also shot at his 42-year-old mother, Sheryl Williams, but she managed to get out of harm’s way. The teenager was charged with four counts of attempted homicide and one count of reckless endangerment.

According to the police investigation, around 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, a relative of the boy was trying to wake up the child inside his home at the Berkshire Place Apartments on Porter Road.

An argument broke out, and the boy ran to the closet, got a handgun and started shooting. The bullets hit his grandmother twice, and his sister and nephew were hit once.

The boy’s 2-year-old sister was home at the time of the shooting, but she was not hurt. The teenager then fled the house on foot and threw the gun into a nearby apartment.

The grandmother, Earline Hill, was taken to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where she is recovering, and the two children were being treated at the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital.