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Boy 15, detained for allegedly shooting at three juvenile girls

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Posted at 8:15 PM, Feb 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-08 20:15:15-05

KOKOMO — Police in Kokomo have detained a 15-year-old boy in connection with shots fired at other juveniles over the weekend.

According to a report from Kokomo police, officers were called to the 600 block of Marsha Court around 2 p.m. Sunday on report of shots fired.

Witnesses told police they saw a boy involved in the shooting running into a nearby apartment. Officers secured the apartment and obtained a search warrant and took the 15-year-old boy into custody on an active pick-up order issued for his detention on a separate case, police said.

According to police, the boy was reportedly shooting at three juvenile girls who were parked near Marsha Court and Marsha Drive. Two loaded handguns and additional evidence were recovered during the investigation, police said.

The boy was released to the Kinsey Youth Center and detained for criminal recklessness and attempted murder, police said. Officers said no one was injured during the incident.

It was the second incident involving juveniles and guns in Howard County since Friday.

On Friday, deputies from the Howard County Sheriff's Office were called to St. Vincent Hospital on a report of a person who had been shot.

Deputies said a 17-year-old boy said he had been accidentally shot in the leg while at a 21-year-old man's residence in the 500 block of West Payton Street. The boy said he was at the residence with another 17-year-old friend who had driven him to the hospital.

According to deputies, all three individuals were watching videos and allegedly smoking marijuana when the 21-year-old man got a 9mm handgun from his closet. While one of the 17-year-olds was handling the gun, the boy accidentally fired the weapon and shot the other 17-year-old boy in the leg.

Deputies said the 17-year-old who fired the gun was detained and taken to the Kinsey Youth Center on allegations of criminal recklessness, visiting a common nuisance and child in possession of a firearm. The 21-year-old man was arrested and taken to the Howard County Jail on suspicion of obstruction of justice, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and maintaining a common nuisance.