Boy who blasted friend with shotgun on way to school guilty of attempted murder

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A teenager who shot a 15-year-old boy with a double-barrelled shotgun has been found guilty of his attempted murder.

The defendant, 16, claimed he only wanted to "scare" his victim but ended up firing at his face by accident.

The shot schoolboy was walking to school in Kesgrave, near Ipswich, Suffolk on September 7 2020 when he was gunned down.

The shooter explained is victim had caused him "humiliation and fear" which he planned on retaliating to by wielding a weapon at him.

Pulling the trigger was unintentional, the 16-year-old said.

The Sun reports a verdict of guilty of attempted murder and a possession of a shotgun with intent to endanger the boy's life, was returned by the jury.

However the defendant was deemed not guilty for causing fear of unlawful violence.

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