A 16-year-old is being charged with attempted homicide for allegedly shooting his stepfather in Washington County early Monday morning.
Samuel Hoy, 16, of South Strabane, allegedly shot his stepfather in the area of Murtland Avenue and Oak Springs Road, according to South Strabane Police Chief Drew Hilk.
Police were called to the area for reports of shots fired around 1 a.m., according to the criminal complaint.
Officers arriving at the scene found Hoy behind a business in Oak Springs Plaza with a stolen, loaded gun.
Officers learned the victim drove himself to Washington Hospital. He was later taken by medical helicopter to UPMC Presbyterian Hospital with gunshot wounds to the stomach and leg. He had life-saving surgery, according to the complaint.
Hoy is also being charged with aggravated assault, receiving stolen property and handgun violations.
Detectives are investigating.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.
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