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Airsoft gun shootings in McPherson, Kansas

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This is a air soft gun. photo credit from Elite Force

There have been several incidents in McPherson, Kansas involving airsoft gun injuries. Here is everything you need to know. 

One of the events occurred at the high school on September 7 after school. The student that was hit said, “It happened while I was walking home.” There were four people involved in this airsoft gun shooting.

This happened on school grounds and legal action was taken. The high schooler did end up filing a police report. 

 When asked how the school reacted the high schooler stated, “I had to talk to the resource officer about everything that happened.”  Suspects involved did end up getting in trouble and got suspended.

The high schooler thankfully wasn’t hurt too badly, but did have a bruise. “My bruise was the size of a pea,” they stated.  

This hasn’t only happened at the high school. According to 12 News another airsoft shooting has occurred in Mcpherson. It took place when Stella Gestl and her friend were taking a walk around town. 

She had thought they just stepped on sticks. Then she heard the noise again. They soon realized that they had been shot and said, “It was really painful.” 

After they had been shot, the truck that was shooting at them drove off. Once they drove off, they thought it was over.

 However, they were wrong. Gestl said, “Another guy got out of the car with his hoodie  and sunglasses on and started chasing us with an airsoft gun.” These incidents have left McPherson residents wondering why this crime keeps happening.

 

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Izabelle Burkes, Journalist
izabelle is a sophomore at McPherson High School. It's her first year doing journalism. she enjoys working out and spending time with friends. She also enjoys playing softball.