14-year-old girl facing charges after 16-year-old boy is shot, killed in Uniontown

UNIONTOWN, Pa. — A 14-year-old girl is facing charges after a 16-year-old boy was shot and killed in Uniontown.

Fayette County dispatchers say emergency crews were called to 32 Wilson Avenue at around 3:16 p.m. on Saturday.

Uniontown City Police say the girl shot the boy. She is facing involuntary manslaughter charges and will be charged as a juvenile.

A third teen was in the house but fled the scene. Police later questioned that teen and say they witnessed the shooting.

Police say the girl thought she was playing with a BB gun, but it was actually a real gun. Authorities say the girl was forthcoming with information and cooperative.

Pennsylvania State Police are assisting in the investigation.

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