Deputies in Volusia County, Florida, shot a 14-year-old girl on Tuesday night after she and a 12-year-old boy broke into an empty house, found multiple guns inside and then opened fire on deputies using a handgun, a shotgun and an AK-47. The girl was shot in the abdomen and the arm and is in stable condition. The boy surrendered was not injured. „Where have we gone wrong that a 12-year-old and 14-year-old think it’s OK to take on law enforcement?” Sheriff Mike Chitwood said. The boy is 4 feet, 11 inches tall and weighs 78 pounds, while the girl is 5 feet, 11 inches tall and weighs 140 pounds. Deputies repeatedly tried to deescalate the situation, make personal contact with the juveniles and were forced to hide behind trees amid waves of shooting.
Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood said the children fired from multiple angles and the girl allegedly threatened to kill a sergeant.The boy has been in foster care since at least 2017, according to the sheriff. He does not have a prior criminal history, but made two threats in school this year. Previously, the girl had set fires in a wooded lot that came close to burning homes. “Nothing, nothing worked,” Chitwood said at a news conference Wednesday.The Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating the officers’ use of force at the request of the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office. No deputies were hurt, officials said.