A Kentville teen has been charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault after an a 21-year-old was found suffering from a head wound Wednesday morning.

Insp. Kenneth Reade, with the Kentville Police Service, said police were called to Chester Avenue near Main Street, just after midnight Wednesday where they found a man with a head injury. 

Reid said the man was first taken to the Valley Regional Hospital but due to the severity of the head injury, he was transported to the QEII Health Sciences Centre in Halifax. 

He is expected to survive. 

Reid said the head injury was the result of an altercation earlier in the night involving a teen who is now facing charges of attempted murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm or imitation firearm.

The 17-year-old is being held at the Nova Scotia Youth Facility in Waterville until his bail hearing in youth court Thursday.