Police in the San Francisco Bay Area have arrested a 14-year-old boy and said he will face charges on the shooting of an 11-year-old boy. The victim, who was identified by relatives as Gregory Kent, of Oakland, is expected to survive and listed in stable condition.The alleged gunman was not identified.
Gregory was shot once in the chest on Thursday outside an Antioch apartment complex, then the suspect ran away.
Antioch police Cpl. James McMurry told the Contra Costa Times that the 14-year-old was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and negligent discharge of a firearm later that day.
According to a woman who said she was the child’s aunt, the weapon involved appeared to be a .22-caliber handgun. She said the victim who was staying in Antioch for the summer, ran inside and said a friend had just shot him.
Police offered no details on the relationship between the two boys, or if the gun was recovered.
The investigation of the shooting is ongoing.
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