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Doctors: Teen girl paralyzed from waist down after shooting

January 6, 2020 GMT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Doctors say a 13-year-old girl would be paralyzed from the waist down after she was shot in her back last November in East Baltimore, according to police.

The doctors at The Johns Hopkins Hospital found the girl had been shot in her upper spine, police wrote in charging documents obtained on Monday by The Baltimore Sun.

Detectives have charged Lasheena Stewart, 37, and Antwan Newton, 19, with attempted murder in connection with the shooting. Both remain in jail without bail

In the charging documents, police said Newton allegedly pulled the trigger, and Stewart yelled for him to “shoot.”

In an email, police wrote the shooting stemmed from a dispute at the girl’s school. The charging documents do not mention the dispute. Police did not provide additional information.