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Shot teenager charged with rioting, assault

2019-10-03 HKT 12:51
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  • The teenager's case was due to be heard in Shatin Court on Thursday. File photo: RTHK
    The teenager's case was due to be heard in Shatin Court on Thursday. File photo: RTHK
A school pupil shot in the chest by police during a protest in Tsuen Wan on National Day has been charged with rioting and assaulting police.

The form five pupil was among a group of seven people charged with rioting whose cases were due to be heard in Shatin Court on Thursday afternoon.

The teenager was still in Queen Elizabeth Hospital after undergoing surgery and was believed to be in a stable condition.

Police Commissioner Stephen Lo had on Wednesday described an officer's decision to shoot the pupil at close range as "legal and reasonable".

A 38-year-old man among the seven charged is also facing one count of arson.