Six teens arrested in Janesville shooting
The six are members of a street gang, but their victim apparently is not affiliated with a gang, Lt. Tim Hiers, head of the Janesville detective bureau, said this morning.
The 18-year-old was treated and released for a leg wound at Mercy Hospital in Janesville.
Two of the teens are 15; two 16, and two are 17.
The 16-year-olds were referred to juvenile authorities on charges of endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon because police think they actually shot two pistols, firing between four and nine shots, at the 18-year-old and his friends.
Police recovered one gun, a .357-caliber Magnum revolver, when they executed a search warrant at the home of one of the 16-year-olds, Hiers said.
The two 15-year-olds were referred to juvenile authorities on charges of party to endangering safety with a dangerous weapon.
Arrested on charges of party to endangering safety with a dangerous weapon were Michael A. Lopez, 17, of 1731 S. Marion Ave., Janesville, and Brennan T. Lowman, 17, of 1808 Osborne Ave., Janesville.
To make the arrests, police used information from tipsters, and they were able to locate another witness to the shooting, Hiers said this morning.
A 14-year-old Janesville boy was referred to juvenile authorities on a charge of disorderly conduct and a probation hold shortly after the shooting in or near the YMCA parking lot at Dodge and River streets at 8:45 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19.
The 14-year-old also is suspected of being affiliated with the street gang.