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Altoona Attempted Homicide

Altoona police are searching for a 17-year-old teenager who they say is charged with attempted homicide for his involvement in an alleged shooting Saturday afternoon.

Police say Preston Weakland was involved in an incident around 2:30 p.m. Saturday in the area of 17th Street and 7th Ave.

He faces charges of criminal conspiracy, criminal attempted homicide, aggravated assault, firearms not be carried without a license, possession of a firearm by a minor and reckless endangerment, as well as additional related charges, authorities say.

Police add that Weakland should be considered armed and dangerous, and should NOT be approached.

He is described as a white male, approximately 5 feet, 9 inches tall, with medium build, short, dark brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to contact Altoona police at 814-949-2490.

Police have not yet released additional details about the alleged shooting.

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