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Teens charged in center square shooting

June 07, 2006|by JENNIFER FITCH

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A 16-year-old Waynesboro teen has been charged in connection to the pellet-gun shooting of a 55-year-old Waynesboro man as the man drove on Pa. 16 last month, Waynesboro police said in a news release.

The 16-year-old was charged with two counts of propulsion of missiles into an occupied vehicle, one count of criminal mischief, two counts of reckless endangerment and one count of aggravated assault. Charges have been filed in the Franklin County Juvenile Probation Department stemming from that incident and a second one from June 3, police said.

A felony charge of criminal attempt of homicide was dropped at a hearing Monday, Police Chief Ray Shultz said.

Kile Nelson of Waynesboro was driving west near or through Center Square at 11:10 p.m. May 24 when he felt pain in his jaw and discovered he was bleeding. The bullet lodged in Nelson's neck, police said.

He drove himself to Waynesboro Hospital and was airlifted to Hershey Medical Center. Shultz said he has not been updated on Nelson's condition.

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Around 2:40 a.m. June 3, a woman driving in the first block of West Main Street reported hearing something hit the side of her vehicle, police said. The woman said the vehicle was not damaged.

Officers went to the area and allegedly heard a pellet gun and glass breaking. They said they saw a white male shooting a pellet gun from the third floor of an apartment building at 36 W. Main St.

Police said they found two teenage boys, a pellet gun and a box of pellets inside an apartment.

A 17-year-old from Waynesboro, the second boy in the apartment, has been charged with criminal mischief for his involvement in the June 3 incident, police said.

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