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Teen charged with assault in connection to shooting at Lee’s Summit skating rink

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A 16-year-old boy has been charged in connection to a shooting that happened outside of a Lee’s Summit skating rink April 12, police said.

The teen, who was arrested Wednesday evening, faces first-degree assault and armed criminal action and is being held in juvenile custody. His name was not released because he is a juvenile.

A 14-year-old boy was shot during a fight between two groups in the parking lot of the Landmark Skate Center at 701 S.E. Oldham Court. The teen was seriously injured and remains hospitalized.

The shooting stemmed from a disturbance between two groups of juveniles at the skating rink that was ongoing through the evening and escalated to the shooting.

Several witnesses are believed to have fled the area just before police arrived.

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