Two teens charged in Duquesne shooting

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

PITTSBURGH -- Police charged two men Tuesday with shooting five Duquesne University basketball players after a school dance, and they accused a 19-year-old sophomore of helping get the men and their friends into the dance despite knowing some were armed.

Brandon Baynes, 18, was arraigned on five counts of criminal attempt at homicide. Prosecutors also filed charges of aggravated assault, criminal conspiracy and weapons counts against him and William Holmes, 18. A reckless endangerment charge was also filed against Holmes, who is still being sought.

Three players remained hospitalized following Sunday's shootings. The most seriously wounded, junior forward Sam Ashaolu, 23, was in critical condition.

Brittany Jones, accused of helping the men into the party, was arrested Monday on charges of reckless endangerment, carrying a firearm without a license and criminal conspiracy.

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