Teen Shooter Targets HS Football Player, Hits Girl

Police say the player was walking home from practice when a 16-year-old opened fire.

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    Police say a high school football player in Newark was the target of a shooting that left a 16-year-old girl injured.
     
    Police say the unidentified Weequahic High School student was walking home from practice when a 16-year-old student opened fire with a .45-caliber handgun Tuesday.

      Detective Todd McClendon tells The Star-Ledger of Newark the bullets missed the player, but grazed the girl. She was treated for a leg injury.
     
    The player called his coach, who is also a Newark police detective. The pair tracked down the suspect.
     
    The teen is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. His name has not been released because of his age.