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Man arrested for shooting 14-year-old boy.

Nov 11, 2012 -- 4:57pm

By: Laura-Jane Hatcher (WRGA news)

UPDATE(9:06pm) A Silver Creek Man was jailed Sunday evening following an incident that left a 14-year-old boy with a gunshot wound. 
 
Floyd County police were dispatched around 4:20 to a wooded area around Rockmart Rd. after receiving complaints that a group of people there were shooting off guns. Another call revealed that a person had sustained a gunshot wound. 
 
By the time police arrived, the crowd had dispersed. Police say an investigation into the incident revealed that 37-year-old Ennio Melara-Martinez was intoxicated when he was firing off his .22 caliber rifle. While trespassing on the Jack st. property, he also shot a 14-year-old boy in his right leg. Melara-Martinez was arrested at 5:30pm and is charged with cruelty to children in the 2nd degree, reckless conduct, criminal trespass, and discharging a firearm under the influence of alcohol.  
 
The minor was taken to Floyd Medical Center for treatment. His condition remains unknown. 
 
Previously: 
 
A minor was shot in the leg Sunday afternoon in Silver Creek. 
 
Floyd County Police were dispatched around 4:20 to the woods behind Rockmart Rd. after receiving complaints that a group of people were there shooting off guns. Another call revealed that a 14-year-old boy had sustained a gunshot wound to the leg. 
 
Police attempted to locate the crowd, but it was dispersed by their arrival. The gun shot victim had been relocated to a Woodruff rd. residence, where he was met by EMS. 
 
His condition remains unknown at this time. 
 
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