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.
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.