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A York City teen will face trial for allegedly shooting three other teens, killing one, at an Oct. 7 house party in the city.

Charges against Shane Darell Brown, who turned 17 the next day, were forwarded to Common Pleas Court after a Friday preliminary hearing in which one of the victims testified.

He faces one count of homicide for killing 18-year-old Denzel Damien Turane of West Maple Street, who died of multiple gunshot wounds just before 1 a.m., and two counts of aggravated assault for allegedly shooting two teenage girls. He is charged as an adult.

Prosecutors added three new firearms charges at Friday's hearing: carrying a firearm without a license, possession of a firearm by a minor, and possession of a firearm by a person prohibited to carry a firearm.

Testifying Friday was a 16-year-old girl who was shot in the leg. Her 14-year-old sister suffered a bullet wound to the arm that required hospitalization because it traveled to an artery in her heart.

The older sister testified she and her sister were talking in the dining room during the party at 112 W. Jackson St. when Brown started firing a handgun, injuring herself and her sister.

She said Turane, shot in the stomach, left the house through a kitchen door and went to the backyard while another approximately 50 party-goers fled or huddled together for safety.

She said both Turane and Brown had been her friends.

York City lead Detective Andy Baez also testified, saying officers found six shell casings in the home and Brown was identified as the shooter.

Police said Brown wanted to kill Turane, and that the girls were hit by stray bullets. But they haven't disclosed why Brown allegedly killed him.

Public defenders said they're likely to request Brown be tried as a juvenile, but paperwork hadn't been filed as of Friday's hearing.

Brown remains in York County Prison without bail.