Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Dane Park Sniper

Central Park in New York appears safer than Dane Park these days!

Apparently, a 15-year-old boy was hit in the head by an airgun pellet as he walked with a friend through the park on Saturday.

He was taken to the QEQM hospital where the pellet was removed.

Police say the boys cannot be more specific about the time of the shooting which was between 3pm and 7pm.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 01843 222178 or Kent Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Ed: A four hour gap in the memories of the two boys does seem a little bizarre, don't you think?


Michal Child said...

At that age when one suddenly realises that one has terrible secrets to hide from those one loves, the true story is seldom suitable for relating to adults.

Not sure about these days, in my day I believe people made airgun pellets out of rock salt, three advantages, they stung like hell, the evidence dissolved and surgery i.e. adult intervention was not required.

Anonymous said...

More like central park at night, I don't thinks so. For a start they don't use air guns its just not cool,

Anonymous said...

A bit worrying this infatuation many toung men seem to have with guns. Such is our PC society that there is objection to young boys running round with toy guns going 'bang' and 'brrrrrrp'but we seem as a society quite happy to let the same young kids sit at a game console or PC shooting anything and everyone that moves. No wonder some youngsters want to aim and shoot at real people in Dane Park; just be thankful that an air-rifle was used and that they didn't have access to an M16.
What is equally disturbing is that 2 teenagers seem incapable of estimating time to less than 3hr periods.

Jeremy Jacobs said...

Boys will be boys. Not enough facilities for Margate youth?

Anonymous said...

The boys can't be more specific than 3 to 7pm???
Hmm. Couldn't be that it didn't happen in Dane Park at all could it?
Sounds like a cover up for naughtiness amongst themselves.

Anonymous said...

Nothing really new here. As 9.48 suggests, a bit of a cover up?. In the early sixties I was resposible as a 10 year old, for all the air rifles and pistols in our Hampshire hamlet being confiscated for the summer by parents. During a 'game' and re-enactment of D-Day landings in a chalk quarry with air-rifles and pistols, I was held responsible for the pellet that took out some-one's tooth having passed through his cheek. Boys do silly things as JJ observes above!