Police in Waycross, Georgia have been accused at shooting at a car full of Black children.
The children’s ages were 9, 12, 14, 15 and 16. Three of the children told a television station that a police officer pulled them over as they drove back home from Walmart.
“The 12-year-old said the older teens were scared and told the three youngest kids to jump out of the car and run home to get their father, but when they got out, the officer started shooting, the girl said,” News4Jax reported.
The 9-year-old told the station that at least seven shots were fired at the car.
All of the children were ultimately unharmed.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has opened a probe into the incident. Police claim that the car was driving toward them and that is what prompted the firearms response.
“They shot at a car full of unarmed minors. A car full of unarmed children. Like who in the world can’t see that this is a 9-year-old? Who can’t see that this is a child? They look like children,” Dominique Goodman Sr., the children’s father, told the local station.