15-Year-Old Charged in 14-Year-Old's Shooting in Wilmington

An aerial shot shows two police SUVs parked next to each other on a residential street.

A 15-year-old boy has been charged with accidentally shooting a 14-year-old boy inside a Wilmington, Delaware, home.

Officer arrived at the home on the 200 block of W. 30th Street around 3:45 p.m. Thursday and found the 14-year-old wounded by gunfire, the Wilmington Police Department said. He was rushed to a hospital in critical condition.

Officers took the 15-year-old into custody without incident, and a detective determined he had accidentally shot the other boy, the WPD said.

The elder teen was charged with first-degree assault and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person. He was released on $22,500 unsecured bail.

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