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Toronto police charge second teen boy in shooting of 14-year-old girl

Written by on February 23, 2021

Toronto police say a second teenage boy has been arrested in the shooting of a 14-year-old girl.

They say the boy surrendered to police on Monday and is facing eight charges related to the incident on Feb. 12.

A 17-year-old boy was charged on Thursday for his role in the shooting.

Police allege that a group of young people were together inside an apartment when a gun went off and the girl was struck in the head.

They say the suspects and others fled the apartment, and the girl was transported to hospital in life-threatening condition. 

Police say she is now stable but has life-altering injuries and remains in hospital.

The accused can’t be named under provisions of the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 23, 2021.

The Canadian Press