Two youngsters had been shot after the boys driving the vehicles they had been in fired weapons at one another throughout a highway rage incident on a Florida freeway, a sheriff stated this week.
The accidents to the kids, a 5-year-old lady shot within the leg and a 14-year-old lady shot within the again, weren’t life threatening, Nassau County Sheriff Invoice Leeper stated.
“There may have been two lifeless youngsters due to two silly grown males,” Leeper stated at a information convention Monday.
William Hale, 35, of Douglas, Georgia, and Frank Allison, 43, of Callahan, Florida, have been charged with tried homicide, Leeper stated.
The taking pictures occurred round 6 p.m. Saturday on U.S. Route 1, north of Jacksonville, after aggressive strikes between the drivers that included “brake-checking” one another, Leeper stated.
Hale, driving a Dodge Ram, pulled up subsequent to Allison in a Nissan Murano, the entrance passenger of the Nissan gave the center finger to the Ram and somebody in that truck threw a water bottle into the Nissan via the open window, Leeper stated.
Allison allegedly pulled a Sig Sauer .45-caliber handgun and fired one shot, which went via the door and struck Hale’s 5-year-old daughter within the leg, in keeping with the sheriff and an arrest report.
Hale then allegedly pulled out a Glock 9mm handgun and fired seven or eight photographs, hanging the Nissan 3 times. A kind of bullets hit a 14-year-old who was within the rear of the Nissan, in keeping with an arrest report. The lady was hit within the again and had a collapsed lung, Leeper stated.
Each males stopped their automobiles after they noticed a sheriff’s patrol automotive, acquired out and commenced arguing. A deputy broke up the struggle and referred to as Nassau County Hearth Rescue, which took the kids to a hospital for therapy, Leeper stated.
Allison and Hale have been launched from jail after posting bond, Leeper stated. Court docket information present they face prices of tried second-degree homicide. Information don’t present that any pleas have been entered.
An lawyer listed as representing Allison didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark early Thursday. On-line courtroom information didn’t present an lawyer for Hale.