Police have released more information on an incident that left two teenagers shot near Fairground Park Thursday night.
Police say a woman, 43, was sitting in her car when four black males, all teenagers, walked passed her vehicle and stopped to to talk to her. Police tell News 4 one of the suspects then pulled out a handgun and pointed it at the victim. According to police, the woman began to panic and then she heard gun shots west of her location. Police say that's when the suspects ran eastbound on Barrett away form the victim.
Just after 9 p.m. a 16-year-old was shot in the head in the 3200 block of Barrett. He was barely breathing and not conscious when he was taken to the hospital. He was later listed in critical, stable condition.
Shortly after the first teenager was found, a second teenager, described as being 14 years old, was found with a gunshot wound to the leg in the 4300 block of Warne. Police said the teen’s injury was from the shooting on Barrett. He was taken to the hospital and listed as stable. Another teen was found with the suspect shot in the leg. That male was taken into custody and a firearm was recovered, according to police.
A fourth teenager is still at large. He is described by police as having a thick build, a dark complexion and standing between 5'7" and 5'8". Police are also still looking for the individual(s) who fired shots at the four teenagers.
Homicide detectives were originally called to investigate the shooting but it was later determined the investigation would be handled at a district level.
The shooting investigation is ongoing.
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