A girl was shot after opening fire on deputies in Florida

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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.

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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.