A young man walked into a convenience store in Kingsville and shot the clerk six times with a BB gun. One of those shots hit the clerk in the face.
Police said there doesn't appear to be any rhyme or reason as to why the young man did it.
The BB gun attack happened at 5 a.m. Sunday at the Stop-N-Shop convenience store on 809 West King Ave. Police said a young man walked in, insulted the clerk, and then fired his BB handgun.
What's strange is that the young man did not demand any money from the clerk, and did not rob the place. One of the six shots that the young man fired hit the clerk in the face, but fortunately the clerk is okay.
Police said this is a situation that could have ended a lot worse.
"A BB gun can cause a lot of damage," said Chief Ricard Torres of the Kingsville Police Department. "If he would have struck him in an eye, there's the fact that it may have gone all the way through to the brain. Could have caused death. Could have caused him to lose their eye sight, and that would have been very severe for the victim."
Police said the victim of the crime is an international student, who was leery of police and uncooperative at first, but has since come in and given a statement. As for the young man who shot the clerk, he is a juvenile so police cannot say much about him.
According to police, the young man should be brought in by the end of the week, when they wrap the case up. He will likely face an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge. The chief said they need to send a message that they don't condone this behavior.
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