2009-09-24 / Local & State

Man Faces Charge After Fatal Shooting

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) - A central Pennsylvania man has been charged after police say he failed to secure a shotgun before a 5-year-old boy was fatally shot while playing with a friend.

Eighteen-year-old Ephrata resident Randall Hoover has been charged with recklessly endangering another person.

The boy was fatally shot in the head on an Earl Township farm Sept. 5. Investigators say a 6-year-old boy fired the gun.

Police said Monday that Randall Hoover failed to secure the weapon and ammunition in a way that would have kept the children from accessing them.

It was not immediately known if Hoover had an attorney and a telephone number for him could not be found.

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