PD: Mesa man accused of shooting kids with BB gun during a "game"

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Posted at 12:53 PM, Dec 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-20 15:42:01-05

MESA, AZ — A Mesa man is accused of shooting a seven and 16-year-old with a BB gun during a "game" on December 16.

Police report that they were called by a staff member at an elementary school regarding a student shot by a BB gun.

The student, a 7-year-old, reportedly told police that Kenneth Ray Cane, 34, shot him with a BB gun in his forearm while playing a "game." The boy described the "game" as running down the road while Cane would try to shoot him with the pump-action BB gun.

The child was taken to the hospital for evaluation, where officials said the BB gun pellet was still lodged about 1-inch under the child's skin.

The child also reportedly told police that his 16-year-old brother had also been shot in the back while playing the same game.

The boy's older brother told police that the wound was still excruciating, and he needed two pillows to cushion his back so he could sleep.

Cane was arrested for child abuse, endangerment, and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.