Crime

Man faces 10 felony charges after his son was shot

A State College man was arrested two days after a shooting that occurred at 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the Scotia shooting Range in Halfmoon Township.

Charges were filed against Anthony Lakeith Vankirk II, 32, on Monday. His 12-year-old son was shot in the face and taken to a hospital where he is still receiving treatment.

The charges include five felony counts of possession of firearm-prohibited and another five felony counts of firearms being carried without a license. Two search warrants were served at two residences in the State College area, according to state police at Philipsburg, who said in a release that seven guns were seized along with a “large amount of ammunition.”

Vankirk was prohibited from possessing, using, controlling, selling and transferring guns due to a conviction under the Controlled Substance, Drug, Device and Cosmetic Act in 2004.

Police are still in investigating the shooting.

The Scotia shooting Range is run by the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

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