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Teen charged with assault with intent to murder in shooting

June 25, 2021 GMT

INKSTER, Mich. (AP) — A 16-year-old boy has been charged with five counts of assault with intent to murder in a shooting that wounded a 13-year-old boy in Inkster, west of Detroit.

The older teen was in a SUV and fired shots June 18 at a parked vehicle, the Wayne County prosecutor’s office said Friday.

Four other teens — ages 17, 16, 15 and 13 — were in the parked vehicle. The 13-year-old who was shot was standing next to it. He suffered a wound to the chest.

The teen who fired the gun also faces using a firearm during a felony, carrying a concealed weapon and discharging a firearm at a motor vehicle charges.

He is not being charged as an adult but has been adult-designated which means a judge has the option of sentencing him as an adult or juvenile upon conviction, the prosecutor’s office said.

A judge also has the option of a blended sentence that initially involves sentencing as a juvenile with the option of imposing an adult sentence if rehabilitation is unsuccessful.