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New York teenager charged with shooting that left a 14-year-old seriously injured

Authorities said Wednesday that a 17-year-old boy has been charged in connection with a shooting that seriously injured a 14-year-old boy in a Staten Island apartment last week.

The youngest boy was shot in the head at a house on Thompson Street off Wright Street in Stapleton Heights around 11 p.m. Thursday, February 16, police said.

He was taken to Richmond University Hospital where he was said to be in critical condition.

The older boy was arrested around 9:30 pm the next day and charged with assault and possession of a weapon in connection with the incident, authorities said.

On Wednesday, police had no details about what sparked the shooting.

Authorities initially said the incident was being investigated as a possible suicide attempt.

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