Three charged after Southmost boy shot in face with BB gun

Three juveniles are facing criminal charges after they allegedly shot a 12-year-old boy in the face with a BB gun.

It all happened on the 1900 block of Taxco Drive in the Southmost area of Brownsville early Saturday morning.

Brownsville police told Aciton 4 News that the boy was home but the others came by and where shooting BB's at his window.

Investigators said the boy went outside because the three others asked him to come out and play.

While outdoors, the three allegedly shot at the 12-year-old boy hitting his face and body with BB's.

Police charged the boys with injury to a child.

The 12-year-old only suffered minor injuries to his face and knee but Brownsville police said it's important to know that even a BB gun can be a lethal weapon, if not used responsibly.