15-year-old arrested after allegedly firing gun near Riverdale Park

Tuesday , April 18, 2017 - 8:37 PM

JESSICA KOKESH, Standard-Examiner Staff

RIVERDALE — A teen is in police custody after being accused of firing a gun near Riverdale Park on Tuesday evening. 

At 5:15 p.m., Riverdale Police received multiple reports of gun shots near the park, 4300 S. Parker Drive, according to a news release. 

When officers arrived, a 15-year-old male fled and was arrested after a foot pursuit. Police say the juvenile was in possession of a semi-automatic weapon and ammunition.

No one was injured, police say.

Police have yet to identify a target or motive and charges against the teen are pending, Riverdale Lt. Casey Warren said. 

Though Riverdale Elementary adjoins the park, police said there is no evidence the school was a target. The shooting occurred outside school hours. 

The incident is still under investigation.

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