Boy shot in Lancaster released from hospital

LANCASTER, Pa. (WHTM) – A 9-year-old boy who was critically injured in an accidental shooting outside his city home Easter Sunday has been released from a hospital, police said.

Police Lt. Todd Umstead said the boy is with family and his recovery is going well.

The boy was playing on the sidewalk by his home in the 600 block of East Madison Street when he was shot in the back during a family gathering April 5.

Left to right: Jose Rentas, Elaine Key and Samoad Key
Left to right: Jose Rentas, Elaine Key and Samoad Key

Police have filed charges against his father, sister and brother-in-law. Jose Rentas, 46, and Elaine Key, 25, are charged with aggravated assault, causing or risking a catastrophe, reckless endangerment, and conspiracy. Key’s husband, 30-year-old Samoad Key, faces counts of hindering apprehension, tampering with evidence, and firearms offenses.

Investigators said the three were test-firing Elaine Key’s newly purchased .380 caliber handgun at a target in the basement, using as a backstop a hollow-core door propped in front of a window facing the sidewalk and street.

Key fired a single shot that went through the door and window and struck her brother, police said.

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