A 16-year-old was arrested in Gwinnett County last week for allegedly shooting another 16-year-old in the chest, according to a report in the Atlanta Journal Constitution. The District Attorney’s Office hopes to try him as an adult, which could result in a 20-year prison sentence.
Two other teens, ages 17 and 18, were arrested this week in connection with the shooting. The Gwinnett Daily Post (GDP) reveals that the older suspect is enrolled as a senior at Hooper Renwick School while the 17-year-old is enrolled in 8th grade at Grace Snell Middle School. The latter has not attended school all year, a Gwinnett Public Schools spokesperson told the GDP.
The three suspects are suspected to be involved in gang activity.
“…Arrest warrants show [the 18-year-old] admitted to having a ‘captain’ rank in whatever gang set he claims,” said the Gwinnett Daily Post.
The victim was still hospitalized at the Gwinnett Medical Center as of Wednesday, according to the newspaper.
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