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An Indiana teenager has been charged with the shooting death of his 17-year-old brother Saturday afternoon.
The Kokomo Police Department said the 17-year-old told police his 14-year-old brother shot him and then ran away.
Police said they found the younger boy about a mile from the scene of the shooting and took him into custody without incident.
With two gunshot wounds, the older boy — identified by the coroner’s office as Jaylen Reed — was flown to a hospital in Indianapolis, where he later died from his injuries, the Indianapolis Star reported.
Neighbors at the Villas de Fontenelle apartment complex, where the shooting took place, told the Kokomo Tribune it was unnerving. Trianna Mulvaney, visiting her mother a few apartments away, heard the shots.
And then he (her son) ran to the door and opened it and saw somebody running,” Mulvaney said. “Then a few minutes later, we walked outside and lights and sirens were everywhere, and I saw a guy lying on the ground.”
Mulvaney said she and her children had been considering going to the park, “but then you hear that, and you’re like, ‘Well, no, not now.’”
Patricia Perchelli, another neighbor who witnessed the incident and called 911, said she’d moved to Kokomo from Chicago, “so I thought I was away from all this. I didn’t expect this out here.”
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