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Juveniles Flee Mt. Vernon Police Responding to a Shots Fired Call Wednesday

MT. VERNON – The Mt. Vernon Police Department responded Wednesday afternoon to a report of shots fired in the area of 20th and Waterworks Road where they were told three subjects were seen running northbound from the reservoir area and one was carrying a long gun.

Upon officer’s arrival to the area, the subjects were observed in the area north of the reservoir and observed one was still armed with a long gun. The subjects began to flee from officers in various directions.

A 15-year-old male was taken into custody in the 1800 block of Isabella, and a 17-year-old male was taken into custody north of the 1700 block of Pace.

Officers began checking the area and located the rifle. No one was injured.

Both juveniles were transported to the Mt. Vernon Police Department for interviews. After the interviews, the 17-year-old was released.

The 15-year-old was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and reckless discharge of a firearm.

The 15-year-old was processed at the Mt Vernon Police Department and detained at Franklin County Juvenile Detention Facility pending a court appearance.

Additional charges are likely.