PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) — The Escambia County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after two teenaged boys were shot in Brownsville Friday afternoon.
Deputies say the victims, both 15, were shot before 2 p.m. near North V Street and West Lee Street.
One of the boy’s father, Chris Sidener, was arrested and booked into the Escambia County Jail Friday night. He is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He’s accused of shooting one of the boys. A family member, Curry Whatley, said the boys are cousins and that Sidener shot his own nephew. He claims the fight is over $5 that was owed. He said he was helping one of the victims outside his home when Sidener came up threatening to kill him if he didn’t run away.
One of the teenagers was shot multiple times and transported to a local hospital, according to the ECSO. The other teen was also transported after being shot. Both are expected to survive.
This is a developing story. WKRG News 5 is working to gather more information. We will update this story as more information becomes available.