16-Year-Old Shot In Neck During Robbery Attempt
ANTIOCH, Calif., Jul. 21, 2007 (BCN) -- A 16-year-old robbery victim survived a gunshot wound early Friday morning after doctors extracted the bullet from his tongue, Antioch police reported.
In what appeared to be a random robbery, according to police, two men confronted the boy and his adult brother as they were walking on Prewett Ranch Drive near Mt. Conness Way shortly after midnight.
The two men approached them from behind, pulled the older brother to the ground and demanded money, according to police. Realizing he had no money, they then chased the younger brother, pulled him to the ground, and shot him once in the neck. The suspects then fled by car.
After the two victims ran home and called police, the 16-year-old was flown by emergency helicopter to John Muir Medical Center, where doctors removed the bullet, which had lodged in the boy's tongue, according to police.
The boy is expected to survive, police reported.
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