A man and a teenage boy have been charged in connection with a shooting which left a boy fighting for life.
Steven Thompson, 39, of Hewitt Avenue, Ryhope, has been charged with attempted murder, possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life, possession of a firearm and perverting the course of justice.
A 16-year-old teenage boy, who lives in the Sunderland area but cannot be identified for legal reasons, has been charged with possession of a firearm and perverting the course of justice.
Both have been remanded in custody to appear before South Tyneside Magistrates Court this morning.
The 15-year-old victim was shot on Hewitt Avenue on Wednesday evening.
He remains in a critical condition in hospital.
Enquiries into the incident will continue over the coming days and extra patrols will remain in the area to reassure any concerned members of the public.