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.