Three teens facing charges after shot fired at Salina South High
WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Update 11:30 a.m. More information has been released about the suspects in the discharge of a weapon at Salina South on Tuesday.
A vehicle occupied by multiple teens was leaving the west parking lot of the school. Just before turning east onto E. Magnolia, an occupant of the vehicle was allegedly seen firing a weapon from the passenger side of the car in the direction of the school.
A witness provided Salina police with vehicle and suspect information. The alleged driver of the vehicle is a 17-year-old boy, who is a student at the school. He was found at his home and the suspect’s vehicle was found parked around the corner from his home.
Detectives also claim that a 16-year-old who is not a student at Salina South was the person who fired the handgun and that a 15-year-old student at Salina South was identified as having possessed the gun in the vehicle while on school property.
The 17-year-old is facing charges of criminal discharge of a firearm and obstructing apprehension. The 16-year old is facing charges of criminal discharge of a firearm, unlawful discharge of a firearm and criminal use of a weapon. The 15-year-old could be charged with criminal use of a weapon.
All of the suspects are males.
The Salina Police department says it has the alleged shooter in custody after a gunshot was fired in the parking lot of Salina South High School Tuesday afternoon.
Police say they have identified and spoken to the additional occupants inside the vehicle from which the shot was fired. Police do not believe any other people were involved in the incident. They did not provide any information on the person who is in custody.
The incident happened as school was getting out on Tuesday, and no one was injured.
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