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MANTUA, Va. (WUSA9) -- Police arrested a teenage boy for firing a weapon while he was being robbed.

Five suspects attempted to rob a 17-year-old boy when he pulled out a gun and fired several shots, wounding one of them, police said.

The teen has beencharged with malicious wounding and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, police said.

The same five robbery suspects had confronted another 17-year-old and taken his cell phone, police said.

Both robbery targets knew the suspects, police said.

The investigation into the robbery continues.