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Mississippi teen charged with shooting 16-year-old in Collierville

COLLIERVILLE, TN (WMC-TV) - A Mississippi teen has been charged with attempted murder in the shooting of a 16-year-old in Collierville.

Family members said Joseph Gant was shot on February 20 in the area of Harris and Sycamore Streets in Collierville, not far from Funquest Skating and Bowling Center, where he told police he and some friends had been.

At the time, investigators said there was some sort of argument before the shooting, but the exact motive remained unclear.

Monday, investigators arrested and charged a 17-year-old Mississippi teen and charged him with the shooting.  Specifically, the teen was charged with possession of a weapon prohibited by a juvenile, possession of a weapon during the commission of a dangerous felony, and criminal attempt to commit a felony to wit 2nd degree murder.

Officials have not released the name of the suspect, or said what led to the shooting, because he is a juvenile.

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