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15-year-old charged in connection with Minnetonka shooting


A 15-year-old boy has been charged in connection with a shooting that put his father in critical condition.

The Hennepin County Attorney's Office announced Thursday it issued charges against the teenager, but because he is younger than 16 no further information can be released.

The teenager was arrested Monday after police and firefighters responded to a report of an "explosion" at the family's home. That's when first responders found the man, who has been identified as the suspect's father, with a gunshot wound to the face.

The father was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center, where he remains in critical condition, WCCO says.

It's not known what led to the shooting.

Police told WCCO they have never been called to the house for any domestic incidents, and friends of the family told KSTP they were "in shock" after hearing about the shooting.

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