16-year-old boy charged with firing loaded gun at brother

Written by The Associated Press | Sep 8, 2017 3:11 PM

(Lancaster) -- Prosecutors say a 16-year-old Lancaster County boy is facing charges including attempted homicide for pointing a loaded gun at his younger brother's head and chest and pulling the trigger. The shots didn't' fire and the 15-year-old boy wasn't injured.

The Lancaster County District Attorney's office says teen is charged was an adult on Friday. Last week he was charged with aggravated assault and related charges.

According to a police report, the two were playing video games August 29 when the older boy showed his 15-year-old brother a gun and loaded two bullets into it. Police say he put the gun up to his brother's temple and then his chest and pulled the trigger three times.

The mother and younger son filed a police report the next day.

No attorney information is available in online documents. 

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