MESQUITE, Nevada – Two teens were arrested in Mesquite Tuesday related to a gunfire incident that occurred on Nov. 7.
According to a news release from the Mesquite Police Department, officers responded to the area of Second South and Jensen Park after receiving a report of teen boys firing a gun from a moving car. Multiple shots were reportedly fired skyward from a handgun out of the back of the car. The suspects left the area before the police arrived and launched an investigation.
The investigation concluded on Tuesday and resulted in the location and arrests of two out-of-state juvenile boys. They were subsequently charged with obstructing a police officer and a weapons offense.
“It is important that our message is clear, any reckless illegal behavior that places the public in danger will not be tolerated,” Mesquite Police Chief Troy Tanner said via the news release. “Our well trained hard working officers will continue working until the case is solved and those offenders are brought to justice.”
The offenders’ names were not released to the public due to their being juveniles.
Persons arrested or charged are presumed innocent until found guilty in a court of law or as otherwise decided by a trier-of-fact.
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