- Associated Press - Friday, August 5, 2016

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Authorities say two teenagers have been charged in a Birmingham break-in which resulted in the shooting and wounding of one of the teens.

Al.com (https://bit.ly/2aTAeeh ) reports that Birmingham police charged the unnamed teenage boys on Wednesday with second-degree burglary.

West Precinct Sgt. Michael Kennedy says the incident occurred on July 29. He says the teens broke in by removing an air conditioning unit from the home’s window. The homeowner heard the noise and went to investigate. The homeowner then fired several shots, hitting the 17-year-old, while the 13-year-old fled.

Police responded and took the 17-year-old to the hospital. The 13-year-old was later brought to police headquarters by his mother.

Police say the 13-year-old is now in the custody of Family Court, while the 17-year-old remains hospitalized and is now paralyzed.

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