Teenager wounded: A teenager was shot and critically wounded yesterday in a wooded section of the Lake Ridge area of Prince William County, county police said.

After being shot in the neck, the 16-year-old emerged from the woods and collapsed in a parking lot on Old Bridge Road near the Dillingham Square shopping center. He was taken to a hospital. No information was available about a motive or suspects.


Teenager charged in shooting: Two men were shot and critically wounded Thursday in the White Oak area of Silver Spring after an argument that began on a Metrobus, Montgomery County police said. A 16-year-old was arrested and charged in the attack, they said.

Investigators said the men, ages 21 and 22, got off the bus, along with a female companion, in the 11300 block of Lockwood Drive and began walking west. Witnesses told police that the teenager got off at the next stop, ran back toward the men and opened fire with a handgun. The woman was unharmed, police said.

The teenager was charged as a juvenile with first-degree assault, police said.


D.C. man guilty in shooting death: An 18-year-old Washington man was found guilty Thursday in D.C. Superior Court of murder and other charges in a killing that involved an attempt to get the victim's jacket, the U.S. attorney's office said.

Paul A. Coleman, 18, of Galveston Place SE, was convicted of first-degree murder while armed, attempted robbery while armed and related weapons offenses in the shooting death of Tyrone Christian on Oct. 28, 2002, according to the U.S. attorney's office.

Prosecutors said that Coleman approached Christian, 16, at his home in the 4400 block of Martin Luther King Avenue SW, and demanded at gunpoint to be given the green Eddie Bauer jacket that Christian was wearing. Christian refused and was shot, prosecutors said.

Compiled from reports by staff writers.