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updated: 5/14/2018 6:51 PM

Teens arrested in Woodstock after shots fired Sunday

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By Christopher Hacker
Daily Herald Correspondent

Three teens were taken into custody Sunday after one of them fired a stolen gun in Woodstock, authorities said.

Two of the teens, ages 14 and 13, had broken into several vehicles over the weekend and found a handgun in one of the cars, which they sold to a 17-year-old for an undisclosed amount of money, according to a news release from the Woodstock Police Department.

After buying the gun from the two children, the 17-year-old fired a single round in Woodstock Square in the center of the city, officials said. Police responded to the scene, where they found the gun laying on the ground and located the 17-year-old suspect nearby, according to the release.

The 13-year-old, who police say sold the gun, faces the most serious charges: unlawful sale or delivery of firearms, along with burglary, unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition, and a misdemeanor charge of criminal trespassing to a vehicle, police said.

The 14-year-old faces similar charges of unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition, burglary and criminal trespassing to a vehicle, according to police.

The 17-year-old was charged with three class four felonies: reckless discharge of a firearm, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm and ammunition, along with a misdemeanor charge of unlawful use of weapons, the release said.

Because the three males are juveniles, police said their identities will not be released to the public. They first appeared in court Monday afternoon, according to the release.

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