17-year-old boy shot and killed in Franklin County on New Year’s Eve, state police say
GREENCASTLE, FRANKLIN COUNTY, Pa.–Pennsylvania State Police are investigating the shooting death of a 17-year-old boy in Franklin County on New Year’s eve.
The teen was shot inside a home along West Baltimore Street in Greencastle just before 10 p.m. Saturday.
Troopers say a 15-year-old boy was showing the victim a gun when he pointed it at the teen. The gun went off and the victim was shot in the head, state police said. The teen died at the scene.
Authorities have filed homicide charges against the 15-year-old boy.
So far, no word on the identity of the teen killed.
**Correction: An earlier version of this story had the age of the victim listed as 15 years-old. This information was initially was provided to FOX43 News by Pennsylvania State Police. The Franklin County Coroner’s office has since reported that the shooting victim was 17-years-old. This story has been updated to reflect that change.