A 15-year-old-boy is under arrest for attempted murder after a police said he opened fire in the parking lot of a Restaurant Depot in Boynton Beach, injuring to people.
Officers responded to a parking lot at 1520 Southwest 8th Street around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday following reports of a robbery and shooting.
According to an arrest report, four people were inside a car in the parking lot to go shopping when three people, believed to be juveniles, came up to them.
The 15-year-old pulled a gun and demanded money, police said.
One of the victims handed over some cash, but the teen wanted more and fired a “warning shot.”
The driver of the car then took off, and as the vehicle pulled away police said the teen fired multiple shots into the car, grazing two of the victims, one in the shoulder and one in the head.
Witnesses said three juveniles then sprinted from the parking lot and jumped over a fence into a nearby community.
Police said the teen confessed to the shooting, but told detectives “that his intent was not to hurt anybody, but rather to shoot out the tires so the vehicle would crash.”
The 15-year-old is now facing charges of attempted second degree murder with a firearm and discharging a firearm in public.