By Associated Press - Wednesday, February 17, 2016

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Local reports say a West Knox County teenager has been charged with second-degree attempted murder in the shooting and wounding of his grandfather at their home.

Area media outlets report that the charge was announced Tuesday after the 16-year-old boy’s appearance at a hearing in Knox County Juvenile Court.

Authorities say the 70-year-old grandfather was shot several times Thursday at his Knoxville home. Media outlets report the boy is a grandson of the man who lived in the home with his grandparents.

The grandfather remained in critical condition at the University of Tennessee Medical Center on Tuesday. Authorities have not released further details of the shooting.

The Associated Press doesn’t generally identify juveniles charged with crimes.

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