Sheboygan, Wis. (WHBL) - A Sheboygan teen who has been involved in apparent gang rivalry is facing criminal charges after he went out and bought a gun for protection. 17 year old Brandon Moua was charged yesterday with possession of a dangerous weapon by a person under 18. Moua was attacked by rival gang members last week when he was struck in the head with a golf club and was hospitalized for stitches. Six youths have been charged in that incident. According to the criminal complaint. Sheboygan Police received a tip that Moua had recently purchased a handgun. Officers searched his home in the 1600 block of North 23rd Street and found the .38 caliber pistol hidden under a bathroom sink. Moua admitted he had purchased the gun from his cousin for $150. He said he was afraid of being beaten up again and was going to use it to scare people off. Moua is facing up to two years in prison, if convicted.
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