After two adults were shot last week, police in Plant City, Florida, arrested four juveniles.
On December 16 at 12:37 p.m., police were called to the 1000 block of West Washington Street in response to reports of gunfire.
Two people had been shot when police arrived. Two victims, one female with a gunshot wound to her lower body and one male with a wound to his upper body.
Officers say that both suspects were taken to a nearby hospital, where they received medical care and were later released.
An unidentified black four-door car crashed into a tree close to the shooting scene shortly after the incident. Three minor passengers were detained while additional officers arrived on the scene.
The three teenagers, according to the police, all suffered injuries consistent with being in a car accident. Both of them were taken to a nearby hospital, where they received care and were later released.
A fourth teen, officials said, had fled the scene and could not be located.
As it turned out, the teens had fired multiple shots from their car as they drove past the victims on the street.
On Tuesday, the Juvenile Assessment Center received the custody of four Plant City boys: three aged 17 and a 16-year-old.
The four juveniles have been charged with the following, according to the authorities:
- Attempted murder in the first degree
- Premeditated with a firearm
- One count of attempted murder in the second degree with a firearm
- Two counts of aggravated assault with intent to commit a felony with a weapon
- One count of aggravated battery with a weapon
- Two counts of great bodily harm