Teen faces attempted murder charges in Humboldt shooting

HUMBOLDT, Tenn. — A juvenile is facing three counts of attempted murder after a Tuesday evening shooting that wounded one victim. The suspected gunman is a 16-year-old from Humboldt, according to a release from the Humboldt Police Department. He is charged in a shooting that sent a 17-year-old victim to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the arm. The teen was treated at Humboldt General Medical Center and released. Police were notified just after 6 p.m. of the victim being taken by private vehicle to the hospital. The shooter fired a single shot through the back window of a vehicle occupied by the driver, who was hit, and two passengers who were not injured, according to police. The shooting happened as the victim was driving the vehicle near the intersection of Mitchell Street and 16th Avenue, according to the release. The alleged shooter is charged in Juvenile Court of Gibson County with three counts of attempted first-degree murder and one count of aggravated assault, according to police. He is in state custody awaiting a hearing.

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