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Teens in custody after firing shots at North Side house

Neal Elementary placed on lockdown

SAN ANTONIO – Two teenagers are in custody Tuesday after police said they fired shots at a home in the 1600 block of Mardell Street.

"We contacted the individual, who informed us that two Hispanic males, teenagers, approached them, brandishing handguns," said Doug Greene, with the San Antonio Police Department. "Some words were exchanged between them (and) shots were fired in the air."

When police got to the scene, they found a red truck with bullet holes and multiple shell casings on the street.

No one was hit, but witnesses told police that the two teens ran to the 1400 block of Alhambra.

"We set up a quadrant at that house," Greene said. "We were able to give the individuals inside commands to come outside, and we were able to verify that the two individuals that fired those shots were inside the house. Right now, they're in custody."

Greene said the teenagers, ages 16 and 18, both had handguns and both fired shots.

The incident is still under investigation, and Greene said that the teens could face charges of deadly conduct or criminal mischief.

"This is how we're able to make the streets safer and how to fight crime in San Antonio, when the neighborhood and community cooperate with us," Greene said. "And in this particular situation, it helped us tremendously, because it was good information, a good description of the suspects and the direction of flight."

Nearby Neal Elementary was put on lockdown after the shots were fired. The lockdown was lifted after the suspects were arrested.


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