And she was right to protect herself from the brick-hurling thugs.
A South Side woman shot and wounded a 12-year-old boy Tuesday after weeks of being “terrorized” by the child and his friends, who threw bricks at her home, set her garbage can on fire and destroyed her grill. The woman, who is in her late 60s or early 70s and known as “Miss Margaret” by neighbors, returned to her home in the 7600 block of South Coles Avenue Tuesday afternoon to find her windows broken, the Chicago Tribune reports. From the Tribune: The woman called police and was putting away her groceries when the boys showed up again, authorities said. The woman walked out onto the porch and the boys began shouting obscenities and throwing bricks at her, authorities said. The woman then pulled out a gun and opened fire, striking one of the boys in the shoulder, authorities said.
Miss Margaret had taken all the abuse and mistreatment she was going to. It was self defense.