by Joshua Caplan, The Gateway Pundit:
Facebook video showing a young child brandishing what appears to be a handgun on Chicago’s South Side is raising new concerns about kids and guns.
The video shows three young boys walking at a shopping center at 63rd and Halsted. A driver is heard taunting the boys, telling one of them to show him his gun. The youngster eventually does so.
The video has surfaced at the same time Chicago police say a boy as young as 6 years old is a suspect in an armed robbery in another Chicago neighborhood.
The manager of a restaurant at the shopping center on Halsted says the boys often stop in, asking for food, and she’s worried the one with the gun might kill someone or get himself killed.
“For one, I’m scared, because at this point, he’s a kid, so if he has this gun, someone gave it to him, he’s trying to prove a point, so he may hurt anyone,” said restaurant manager Whitney Holmes.
This story comes amid a recent Gateway Pundit report about a child as young as six-years-old being wanted for an armed robbery in the Windy City.
Detectives are warning Near South Side residents of a robbery crew that includes a 6- to 8-year-old boy who’s armed with a silver handgun.
The offenders struck at least 11 times during June, most recently on June 28th, according to the alert that came out on Saturday.
Each time, between three and nine robbers have approached victims and either demanded valuables or taken property by force before running away.
Robberies have been reported on sidewalks, in parking lots, and in an apartment building hallway, cops said.