1 teenage girl killed, 1 wounded; boy, 14, arrested


READING, Pa. (AP) — one teenage girl was killed and another wounded in a shooting in eastern Pennsylvania in which a teenage boy is facing charges, authorities said.

The Reading police department said the gunfire occurred at about 10:45 p.m. after two girls got into a fight in the city’s Oakbrook Homes neighborhood.

Police said a teenage boy opened fire, killing a 16-year-old girl and wounding a 17-year-old girl in the leg.

Chief Richard Tornielli said a 14-year-old boy was arrested and would be charged as an adult with homicide and related counts. He said the suspect was under supervision of juvenile probation for previous violent offenses.

Berks County District Attorney John T. Adams said the suspect will turn 15 next week, the Reading Eagle reported.

Adams called the crime “horrific” and said authorities will try to find out how the suspect obtained a firearm, which he said the youth “had no business having.”


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