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3 taken into custody for their role in road rage shooting that wounded juvenile

Incident occurred Wednesday night in the area of Township Line Road and Bluewood Way
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Posted at 8:16 AM, Jun 08, 2023
and last updated 2023-06-08 18:09:27-04

PLAINFIELD — Plainfield police have arrested three people for their role in a road rage shooting that wounded a juvenile in Plainfield on Wednesday evening.

According to police, officers responded to the area of Township Line Road and Bluewood Way around 9 p.m.

There they found a juvenile with at least two gunshot wounds in the backseat of a silver Kia Optima. As of Thursday evening, the juvenile was said to be recovering and in good condition following surgery.

Preliminary investigation found the three males in the Optima were involved in a road rage incident with four males in a silver Dodge Charger while driving in the 2700 block of Main Street.

The driver of the Charger shot through the open passenger window of his vehicle, striking the Optima on the rear driver's side of that vehicle, according to police.

On Thursday, police executed a search warrant on an apartment located at Gladden Farms in Plainfield. Three people were taken into custody.

During the search, the alleged suspect vehicle was located and is believed to be the one involved with this case.

At this time, a 17-year-old male is in custody while an 18-year-old man has been released.

Police say a 16-year-old female has been released into the custody of her parents.