Oklahoma teen shot playing neighborhood prank
PRYOR, Okla. (CBS) – The New Year didn’t start off very wonderful for one Oklahoma teenager. A group of teens were reportedly playing the neighborhood prank known as “ding-dong ditch” when one teen was mistakenly shot for a burglar by one homeowner on New Year’s Day.
Police responded to a 911 call reporting a home invasion, but say that it didn’t look like the teens were attempting to break into the residence. Instead, they say the three boys may have been “ding-dong ditching,” or ringing doorbells and running away.
Authorities stated that the three teens were trespassing on the homeowner’s property when the man fired several shots.
14-year-old Cole Peyton was seriously injured. His mother stated that Peyton was struck by a bullet in his arm and another bullet pierced his liver. Peyton underwent surgery at a Tulsa hospital and is recovering.
The Mayes County District Attorney will determine whether the shooting was lawful or illegal, reports the station. Police aren’t identifying the shooter because he hasn’t been arrested.