13-year-old charged with attempted murder of teen at Springfield playground

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(Courtesy: Smokey Barn News)

SPRINGFIELD, Tenn. (WKRN) — A 13-year-old boy has been charged with attempted murder after a 15-year-old was shot at a playground in Springfield Wednesday night.

Springfield police responded around 8 p.m. to a report of gunshots fired in the Sleepy Hollow subdivision.

When officers arrived, they said they found the 15-year-old victim with a gunshot wound to his chest. He was transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville for treatment of serious injuries.

Police identified the shooter as a 13-year-old boy, who reportedly turned himself into authorities. The teenage suspect, whose name was not released, was jailed in the Rutherford County Juvenile Detention Center on a charge of attempted murder.

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