S e v e n t e e n - y e a r - o l d Miranda Thompson of Alvin was shot in the chest in the 17000 block of Willow Pound Drive in Algoa at approximately 4:40 a.m., July 14, according to a press release issued by the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office.

The report details that Thompson was at a gathering with other teenagers where drinking occurred and 19-year-old Jeremiah Park of Santa Fe was holding the firearm when it discharged. Thompson’s injuries are reported to be non-life-threatening.

The Galveston County District Attorney’s Office has filed charges against Park for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony that carries a penalty of two to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $20,000.

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