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Suspect in Port Carbon shooting now charged with attempted homicide

PORT CARBON, Pa. - State police said two people were shot in Schuylkill County during a fight last Friday night, and the suspect is now facing an attempted murder charge.

It happened in the 100 block of Spruce Street in Port Carbon around 6:15 p.m.

Police said Kenneth Boyer and Alex Rosario, both of Port Carbon, started fighting when Boyer pulled a gun. Officials said the two knew each other.

Police said Boyer shot the gun, and hit both Rosario and himself.

Authorities said Boyer was taken to the hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot wound.

Rosario was flown to the hospital with a gunshot wound and is in stable condition.

Boyer is charged with aggravated assault and attempted homicide.

State police are investigating the shooting.

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