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Teen charged in shooting at Salisbury, N.C. high school

Shaleek Williams, 16, was wounded in the shooting but has since been released from the hospital. CBS affiliate WBTV

SALISBURY, N.C. - A teen believed to be responsible for shooting another teen on the campus of Salisbury High School in Salisbury, N.C. on Monday has been arrested and charged, reports CBS affiliate WBTV.

Authorities have charged a 17-year-old male with assault with a deadly weapon, having a weapon on school grounds and discharging a gun on school property in the incident that left 16-year-old Shaleek Williams wounded.

The suspect was taken into custody Monday at around 11 p.m. at the home of a family member. He is being held on $250,000 bond.

Williams, who has since been released from the hospital following the shooting, told WBTV he was shot in the stomach as he was trying to break up a fight between two people.

Investigators say a group from out of town entered the school’s gymnasium and got into an argument with students inside around 3 p.m. Monday after school had been released for the day. The argument spilled into the streets and that's when the shooting occurred, according to police.

Williams told WBTV he and the suspect used to be friends.

Salisbury is about 40 miles northeast of Charlotte.

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