16-year-old charged with attempted murder in Lancaster shooting

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The Lancaster Police Department has charged a 16-year-old boy with attempted murder in connection to a shooting that happened last month. 

The shooting occurred on Saturday, Jan. 26 around 9 p.m. at a home in the 400 block of North French Street. As officers arrived at the scene, they found a young teenage girl with a serious gunshot wound. 

Police said she was treated on scene by EMS and then flown to an area hospital. She remains hospitalized in serious, yet stable condition, they said. 

The shooting had originally appeared to be "negligence" and not an intentional criminal act. 

As investigators looked more into this incident, it became more and more clear that there was more to this than originally reported, officers said. 

Investigators continued to collect information which lead them to the 'unmistakable conclusion' that this shooting was 'indeed an intentional act.' 

Draevious Jakeim Mingo, 16, of Rock Hill, has been charged with attempted murder and use of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime. Mingo has been charged as an adult.