Midland woman injured after 6 year old fires BB gun

Midland woman injured after 6 year old fires BB gun

MIDLAND, TX (KWES) - A woman in Midland says someone shattered her truck window with a BB gun.

Marisai Leyva says she was driving in Midland on Midkiff Road and Neely Avenue when her right passenger window was shattered by a BB.

The shooting happened just before 11 a.m. Thursday morning. 

The BB impacted the window and hit Marisai in the leg, leaving a small bruise.

Leyva called police and officers learned it was a 6-year-old who fired the BB gun. 

Sara Bustilloz with the Midland Police Department said it is illegal to shoot an air rifle, BB gun or pellet gun on any property within city limits whether it be someone else's or your own.

But since the child is a minor, charges were not filed.

If the family of the boy decides not to help with repairs, this could turn into a civil case.

In Odessa, it is also illegal to use a pellet gun, air gun, air pistol or BB gun within the city limits. 

In this case, the child's family says they will take care of the damages to Leyva's vehicle.

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