It is not known if Des Moines County prosecutors will seek to have the youth transferred to adult court to face firearm charges.

A 16-year-old boy was charged Friday in the juvenile division of Des Moines County District Court with intentionally shooting another teen in the hand last week.

Lt. Greg Allen, commander of Burlington's criminal investigations division, said the youth was charged with reckless use of firearm causing serious injury, a class C felony, and carrying weapons, an aggravated misdemeanor.

The child is being held in juvenile detention awaiting a court hearing next week, Allen said.

His name and the name of the 16-year-old victim have not been released by authorities.

It is not known if Des Moines County prosecutors will seek to have the youth transferred to adult court to face the charges.

The name of the youth charged will be released if he is tried in adult court, authorities said.

The victim suffered a single gunshot wound to his hand.

Allen said Burlington police began investigating the incident after receiving a telephone call about 10:30 p.m. Jan. 8 that a person had been shot during a robbery. The caller told police the wounded youth was at Gasland at 1003 Summer St.

When officers arrived at the convenience store, they discovered a 16-year-old male with a gunshot wound to the hand. He was transported by ambulance to Great River Medical Center in West Burlington for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

“The victim initially advised police that he was robbed and the suspect shot him during the robbery,” Allen said. “Officers located the location of the incident several blocks from where the incident was reported to authorities.”

Allen said officers investigating the shooting determined it was “intentional and the victim consented to being shot in the hand by another 16-year-old juvenile that knew the victim.”

He declined to provide further details because the investigation is ongoing.