Teen Charged In Shooting Incident

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Vermont State Police say one teenager was injured and another is charged with shooting him after they took aim on each other with what they thought were unloaded guns.

The incident happened July 10 at a hunting camp in Bakersfield, but police announced the arrest of 16-year-old Michael Gover on Thursday.

The 17-year old victim was shot in the neck with a rifle. Trooper John Bruzzi says both boys initially lied about what happened, saying the victim had shot himself as he tried to unload the rifle. In fact, he says, Gover and the victim had agreed to point guns at each other and pull the triggers. Gover was charged with reckless endangerment, and was cited in Franklin Superior Court. The friend may face a similar charge.

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