Police: 13-Year-Old Charged for Attempted Murder in Wheaton Shooting

Police say a 13-year-old boy accused of shooting an 18-year-old woman in Wheaton Wednesday morning is in police custody.

Officers say a group of four males and five females, some as young as 13 years old, were communicating with each other via text message and met in the area of Plyers Mill Road and St. Margarets Way in Wheaton around 5:30 a.m.

An argument ensued between the groups, and at some point, police said the 13-year-old shot the 18-year-old woman several times. Police believe the teen may have stood over the victim at one point to deliver some of the shots.

The teen fled the scene but was placed in police custody Wednesday afternoon. He's facing charges of attempted murder and armed robbery. 

Officers say the victim was already at the hospital when they received the call about the shooting.

Police are not sure what association the two groups have to the neighborhood.

Witnesses from the group gave investigators the suspect's name, but police are not releasing that information at this time.

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