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16 and 17-year-old arrested for allegedly shooting at several homes in Elyria

Posted at 11:18 AM, Nov 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-20 11:18:38-05

ELYRIA, Ohio — Two teenagers in Elyria are facing charges in connection with the drive-by shootings of multiple houses on the city's northeast side Tuesday afternoon.

According to Elyria police, the 17-year-old suspect is charged with four counts of improperly discharging a firearm at or into a habitation, discharge of a firearm on or near a prohibited premises, carry concealed weapons, improperly handling a firearm in a motor vehicle and tampering with evidence. All of the charges are felonies.

The 16-year-old suspect is charged with complicity to the 17-year-old's offenses.

Authorities said that around 2:53 p.m., officers responded to the 500 block of Georgetown Avenue after gunshots were reported.

A witness at the scene told officers that a black Chevrolet Impala with heavily tinted windows and a temporary tag rolled through the area and a person inside the vehicle opened fire at several houses, police said.

Officers later located the vehicle and took the two teens into custody.

An investigation into the shooting indicated that a total of four houses had been shot, authorities said. No injuries were reported.

The teens were transported to the Lorain County Juvenile Detention Home to await a court hearing.