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Charges dismissed against suspect in playground shooting

By Kevin Fitzsimmons, Web Producer
Published On: Dec 02 2013 04:35:52 PM CST
Updated On: Dec 02 2013 05:30:17 PM CST

Charges have been dismissed against a teenager accused of opening fire at a playground in Reading.

READING, Pa. -

Charges have been dismissed against a teenager accused of opening fire at a playground in Reading.

Charges against Anthony Russell were dismissed because the victim and witness didn't show up for court, officials said.

Russell was charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault. Police said he shot someone in the leg at the 2nd and Oley Playground on Oct. 22.