Armed children use scooters to commit crimes around Atlanta
ATLANTA - Children are traveling together on scooters are toting guns in their backpacks.
Atlanta leaders say the weapons -- which they are too young to carry -- are not for protection but for criminal activity.
In the Grant Park community, south of Downtown Atlanta, a video shows one encounter.
Gunshots were recorded after an apparent car break-in was stopped.
A construction staffer working during daylight hours saw scooter riders stop off at a vehicle.
Before they could break in, a worker came over to see what was going on and was met by gunfire.
Several youngsters quickly rode off.
Jason Winston, a councilman from the area, drafted legislation calling on the scooter operators to restrict who can rent one of the devices. The age limit, Winston says, should be sixteen-years of age.
The councilman is also pushing for an age verification tool, so children cannot get a scooter without being monitored by an adult.
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