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Teens arrested after drive-by shooting in Rochester

Two juveniles are in custody after a shooting over the weekend in southeast Rochester.

Police were called about 10:50 p.m. Saturday to the 200 block of 15th Avenue Southeast, where witnesses had reported hearing gunshots, said Lt. Casey Moilanen.

They told officers a black car was northbound on 15th Avenue when it drove slowly past Second Street, where another car was parked, the report says.

A passenger from the second car — one of the suspects — got out and stood in the middle of the road, watching the black car. A passenger in the black car shined a flashlight at the teen in the road, who then fired a shot at the car, Moilanen said.

Both vehicles then fled the scene.


With the help of the witnesses, investigators were able to develop an idea of who the suspects were, eventually locating the two teens.

A 16-year-old and a 17-year-old confessed to the crime, the report says; both were also allegedly involved in the theft of the gun that was fired. The weapon had been stolen from a truck parked in the southeast part of Rochester, Moilanen said.

No one from the black car ever came forward to report being shot at, he said; no injuries were reported.

The Post-Bulletin typically doesn't identify suspects until they've been charged.

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