Two teenagers charged in connection with Washington shooting

WASHINGTON, NC (WITN) - Police say two teens have been charged in connection with Sunday's shooting in Washington that injured two other teenagers.

Washington police have charged William Harper, 16, with accessory after the fact and jailed on a $150,000 bond. They have also charged an underage teen with two counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury.

A 13-year-old and a 16-year-old walked into Vidant Beaufort Hospital Sunday afternoon after they were shot on Pennsylvania Avenue. Police say the shooting was due to an ongoing argument over a girl.

The juvenile has been transferred to a juvenile detention facility while police say additional charges are expected in the case.


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Police say two teenagers were shot in Washington Sunday afternoon.

Officers with the Washington Police Department were called to the Pennsylvania Avenue area for a report of shots fired around 3:30 p.m.

The intersection of John Small Avenue and Pennsylvania Avenue was blocked off as police searched for shell casings.

Police say a 13-year-old and a 16-year-old walked into Vidant Beaufort Hospital seeking treatment for single gunshot wounds that are not life threatening.

Witnesses are currently being interviewed.

Call the Washington Police Department at (252) 946-1444 if you have information about what may have happened. You can also call Beaufort County Crime Stoppers at (252) 974-6400.