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Police: Two teenagers arrested after revolver fired near central Fresno middle school

This revolver from taken from a teenage girl after police responded to reports of gunshots near Fort Miller Middle School on Wednesday, March 2, 2016.
This revolver from taken from a teenage girl after police responded to reports of gunshots near Fort Miller Middle School on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. Fresno Police Department

Two teenagers were arrested Wednesday after firing a gun near a central Fresno middle school, police said.

Police started to receive multiple calls between 8:26 a.m. and 12:59 p.m. regarding gunfire south of Fort Miller Middle School, just west of Dakota and Blackstone avenues, Sgt. John Romo said. The last caller told police they heard people barking at a group of juveniles along a canal near the school, which indicated gang involvement.

Officers arrived and detained a boy, 14, and a girl, 16, walking along the canal, Romo said. The girl was found to be armed with a small .22-caliber revolver. An investigation found the girl had concealed the loaded revolver for the boy.

The boy was arrested on a charge of discharge of a firearm with gross negligence, Romo said. The girl was arrested on a charge of carrying of a loaded concealed firearm.

Both were booked into Fresno County Juvenile Justice Campus.

Paul Schlesinger: 559-441-6659, @PaulSch_Photog

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