Jan 22, 2020 7:25 PM

The Latest: 16-year-old charged in SW Missouri shooting

Posted Jan 22, 2020 7:25 PM

BATTLEFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A 16-year-old has been charged with shooting and wounding another teen over the weekend in southwest Missouri.

The Greene County Juvenile Office says the suspect is in custody and facing juvenile court charges that are equivalent to second-degree assault and unlawful use of a weapon.

Greene County sheriff's Capt. Marc Staeger said Tuesday that the victim had been flown to an out-of-town hospital and was considered in critical condition.

No details have been released about what led up to the Sunday afternoon shooting in the town of Battlefield. The name of the suspect also wasn't released because of his age.

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BATTLEFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say one juvenile has shot and seriously injured another youth in southwest Missouri.

The Greene County Sheriff's Office reported that the shooting happened around 2:30 p.m. Sunday in Battlefield. The wounded juvenile was in stable condition as of Monday.

The sheriff's office said the suspect is in juvenile custody. No other information was immediately released, including the ages of the shooter and the victim.