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Kids, ages 11 and 12, accused of shooting people in downtown Nashville with stolen BB gun

(Fox 17 News)

Metro Nashville Police arrested two kids accused of shooting two men and a building with a stolen BB gun in downtown Nashville.

Police said the kids, ages 11 and 12, shot a 58-year-old homeless man in the eye and another 35-year-old man in the chest with a BB gun on Sunday night.

The man shot in the eye was taken to the hospital for treatment. He was hit while under the pedestrian bridge on 2nd Avenue South. The 35-year-old victim was hit as he called 911. Police said the kids also shot several windows out of a downtown office building as well as the window of an MTA bus.

Detectives said they received information that two kids shoplifted the BB pistol from a West Nashville sporting goods store and shoplifted the BBs from another store.

Police said after the kids shot the two men, they ran towards East Nashville on the pedestrian bridge. Officers caught them near Nissan Stadium.

The 12-year-old suspect told police that he tossed the BB gun into the Cumberland River. Both kids were charged with aggravated assault.

The 11-year-old suspect was also arrested in connection to a robbery on Friday night. He and another 13-year-old suspect are accused of robbing a 49-year-old woman who while driving near Academy Place and Lindsley Avenue in downtown Nashville.

The woman told officers that those two were among a group of juveniles who ripper her car door open, punched her in the face and stole her cell phone, debit card and other belongings.

Both of those juveniles were charged with robbery after admitting to their involvement in the robbery on Friday night.

There are no mug shots available as all the suspects are underage.

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