I can’t even. I just … can’t. I … ah fuck it.
A 17-year-old boy is fighting for his life at Avenues Clinic in Harare after he was allegedly shot and injured by two juveniles who ambushed and opened fire at six cars on separate occasions in one night. Harare provincial police spokesperson Chief Inspector James Sabau yesterday confirmed the arrest of Ralph Nicholson (17) and Taylor Cameron (19).
They were at Avondale police cells by yesterday facing attempted murder charges.
Chief Insp Sabau said allegations are that on Sunday night at around 11pm, one of the complainants, who is a male adult, was driving a Toyota Estima along Leopold Takawira Road from the city to Avondale.
“The complainant was stopped by traffic lights at the intersection of Cork Road and King George in Avondale. While there, he heard three gunshot sounds but could not see the person who was firing them.
“The driver proceeded to give a report at Avondale Police station,” he said.
Chief Insp Sabau said while making a report, another man also came driving a yellow taxi and reported that his passenger window had been shot at the same place.
“Policemen reacted swiftly and went to the scene and arrested Ralph and Taylor at a bush near the intersection.
“The two were in possession of a pellet gun and 20 pellets rounds,” he said.
Police also recovered 2.2 mm rifle.
“It was later established that the two firearms belonged to Ralph’s father and Ralph had stolen the gun cabinet keys and proceeded to steal the firearms,” he said.
I’m guessing by the time they were captured, they’d run out of ammo for the .22 rifle. This could have been much worse.
Please, white people. Please. Beat your goddamn kids!
Update 1 – Is this Taylor Cameron the same one who ran away from home at 16 in 2009? The timeline certainly fits. Also, if he is the same guy, then he also used to be a drummer in a Christian rock band. Sometimes the stuff just writes itself.
update 2 – These little fuckers are charged with 10 counts of attempted murder. They’ve been remanded out of custody til August 8th. If they were black? Come on, man. Be insulted