13-year-old arrested in shooting of 15-year-old

FREDERICK,Md. - Frederick police arrested a 13-year-old in connection to the shooting of a 15-year-old girl on the Fourth of July.

Police say around 10:45 Friday the girl was walking in the 400 block of Sagner Ave. with friends when she was hit by a bullet in the leg. She was taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries was released July 6.

Witnesses told police a group of males were in the Lucas Village Community when one fired a handgun from the area of Rhode Island Ct. It is not believed the victim was the intended target of the shooting.

An investigation led police to the Lucas Village Community Park where they arrested the 13-year-old suspect without incident on July 5.

The juvenile is charged with assault, reckless endangerment, firearm possession and numerous other charges. The suspect is being held at a juvenile detention center.

Anyone with information on this incident should contact police at 301-600-1269 or the anonymous crime tip line at 301-600-TIPS.

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