55-year-old Wayne Snowden, of Pottstown, Pennsylvania, was standing on the front porch of his home, armed with a 9mm Glock handgun. According to reports, shortly before 5 p.m., Snowden was speaking with two men near the door to the residence while holding a gun in his hand. He allegedly raised the handgun and fired a single shot, striking an 8-year-old boy as he rode his bicycle.
The bullet hit the boy in the leg and went "through-and-through." He was flown to Children's Hospital in Philadelphia for treatment.
"An eight-year-old boy out riding his bike with a buddy on a warm spring evening in Chester County should not have to worry that he is going to be shot," said the district attorney. "The defendant was extraordinarily reckless."
Snowden's brother reportedly told police that Snowden collects guns and shoots them in the basement of his home.
Snowden was arrested and faces two felony counts of aggravated assault along with several misdemeanor counts of simple assault and reckless endangerment. He is scheduled to appear in court June 5th.