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11-year-old accused of shooting, injuring 2 teens at football practice is denied home detention

APOPKA, Fla. (AP) — A judge in Florida has decided to keep an 11-year-old in custody two days after he was accused of taking a gun from his mother’s vehicle and shooting two teens during an argument at football practice. Orlando TV stations reported Wednesday that the youth sobbed when the judge ruled against a request for home detention. He is charged with one count of attempted second-degree murder. His attorney told WESH-TV in Orlando that the shooting stemmed from bullying. The boy’s mother faces a second-degree misdemeanor charge of leaving the gun unsecured.

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