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Teens Shatiek Ransome, Hanson Gordon plead guilty to shooting Allen HS student

Published On: Aug 27 2013 11:43:22 AM EDT   Updated On: Aug 27 2013 11:50:23 AM EDT
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Two teenagers accused of shooting a William Allen High School student in Allentown have pleaded guilty.

Officials say 17-year-old Shatiek Ransome pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and conspiracy to commit assault.

Hanson Gordon, 19,  pleaded guilty to conspiracy to assault in addition to pleas for unrelated thefts.


The charges stem from an incident in December near William Allen High School where a 15-year-old girl was shot. She survived the injury.

Police said Ransome was a student at Dieruff High School at the time.

Sentencing is set for October 23.

Officials said Ransome faces a minimum of six years in prison; Gordon's minimum hasn't been determined since authorities are still figuring in the theft charges.