Charges dismissed against teen in July Fourth shooting in Frederick County


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FREDERICK, Maryland — Authorities in Frederick County have dismissed charges against a 13-year-old boy who was accused of a Fourth of July shooting that left another teen injured.

The Frederick News Post ( ) reports Frederick County State's Attorney Charlie Smith says the charges were dismissed Tuesday after an investigation called two eyewitness accounts into question.

The 15-year-old girl injured in the shooting was walking on Sanger Avenue after watching fireworks when she was struck in the leg by a bullet.

The Associated Press does not identify juveniles who are accused of crimes.

Two adults charged in connection with the shooting have cases pending.

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