BILLINGS, MONTANA — A teen boy in Billings, Montana is dead because he thought it would be cool to play a little prank on a buddy in the middle of the night. His buddy thought it was a burglar or home invader, and shot his friend in the head.
Mackeon Schulte, 15, and a friend snuck over to another friend's house at about 2:30 a.m Sunday morning with an awesome idea: Let's throw some pebbles at his bedroom window and wake him up!
The unidentified sleeping friend woke up and thought someone was trying to break into his first floor room. The teen, who was not named because he is a juvenile, grabbed a gun he kept in his room and fired out of the window.The bullet went through Mackeon Schulte's head, and he was pronounced dead shortly after the incident. The other prankster was not injured in the shooting
So far it appears this will be ruled an accidental shooting, but authorities said charges could be brought at a later date. Your thoughts? Is this a case of having too many guns? Or should a 15-year-old know better than to startle someone in the wee hours of the morning?