Teenagers armed with BB guns chase and attack family of undocumented immigrants

WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:

  • A group of male teenagers armed with BB guns chased and attacked a family of undocumented immigrants in an Oklahoma City neighborhood.
  • The father and his three children, two of whom were reportedly injured during the attack, hid in a backyard, where they were discovered. The youngest child is only 6 years old.
  • The family, who are originally from Honduras, was afraid to go to the hospital or report the incident to the police, due to their undocumented status.

A group of male teenagers armed with BB guns chased and attacked a family of undocumented immigrants in an Oklahoma City neighborhood.

The father and his three children, two of whom were reportedly injured during the attack, hid in a neighbor’s backyard, where they were discovered, KFOR-TV reported.

The youngest child, who was shot in the leg, was only 6 years old. Another child, 11, was shot in the arm, while the father was shot in the shoulder.

The neighbor, who was identified only by her surname, Quintero, discovered the family hiding in her backyard when she came home and found three teenagers running out from behind her house. She initially thought they were carrying real guns.

Quintero then checked her backyard and found the man and his children.

“I was terrified,” Quintero told KFOR-TV. “I’m still terrified. The little boy was holding his arm. I said, ‘Let me take you to the hospital, he’s bleeding.'”

At first, the family was afraid to go to the hospital or report the incident to the police, due to their undocumented status. The father and sons are originally from Honduras.

Quintero drove the family back home and then she called the police herself.

“You can be legal or illegal, it doesn’t matter,” Quintero told KFOR-TV. “You cannot be victims of these crimes.”

According to Newsweek, Oklahoma City has not been known to cooperate with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Last month, Mayor David Holt of Oklahoma City tweeted his support for the town’s immigrant communities, after President Trump made a comment that four U.S. congresswomen — all of whom were American citizens — should “go back” to their countries.

“Oklahoma City is a diverse community where 60 percent of our children are non-white. Many of our residents are immigrants. Almost all of us are the descendants of immigrants,” Holt wrote on Twitter. “We are working closely with our Native community to honor those who were truly the first Americans.”

Source: AOL

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