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The girl, who was wearing her school uniform, was shot in the upper body in Upper Warwick Street, Toxteth, on Tuesday night while waiting for the bus to go home.
Rio Jones, 18, of Jermyn Street, Toxteth, has been charged with two counts of attempted murder, possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and possession of a controlled drug.
Jones remains in police custody and is due to appear at Liverpool, Knowsley, Sefton and St Helens Adult Remand Court today.
She called emergency services and the girl, who suffered serious injuries after receiving a blow to her upper body, was taken to hospital where she remains in stable condition.
A man in his 20s was also treated at hospital for a gunshot wound to his hand, and police said they were investigating to see if the two injuries were related.
Residents have recounted how they heard as many as three loud ‘bangs’ when the girl was shot, with detectives saying it was an ‘absolute miracle’ she was not killed.
Forensic tape marks a bullet hole at a bus stop on Upper Warwick Street in Toxteth, Liverpool, after a teenage girl was seriously injured.
Chief Detective Superintendent Mark Cameen of Merseyside Police described the attack as “insensitive and cowardly”.
Three others who were arrested have been released under investigation.
They include a 27-year-old man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and possession of a firearm without a certificate, a 60-year-old man arrested on suspicion of aiding a felon and a 21-year-old man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. murder and possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.