LARKSVILLE — A 14-year-old boy who was riding a dirt bike last week in Luzerne County was shot in the back, according to Larksville police.
It happened in a wooded area near Ridge and Poplar Streets in the borough, police said.
The police chief says the boy was not seriously hurt, but people illegally riding dirt bikes and ATVs and then target shooting is a big problem in this part of Larksville.
“In this area, when people ride, they’re all trespassing. To make things worse, when they start carrying weapons and firing them, this is what happens,” said Larksville Police Chief John Edwards.
The chief points out that it is also illegal to discharge a firearm within the borough limits of Larksville.