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Shots fired, juvenile taken into custody

Shots rang out near a local park Tuesday night and a juvenile was quickly taken into custody.

Greenville Police Chief Justin Lovvorn said the incident took place near Beeland Park, but no one was injured.

“He was near the wood line – not in the park,” Lovvorn said. “He fired several shots in the air. I believe there were still people in the park for ballgames and such. It could have been a dangerous situation.”

Lovvorn said officers responded quickly and located the suspect.

“He was off beside the park,” Lovvorn said. “He was located within a few minutes. Officers found the gun on him and he’s been sent off to juvenile detention.”

Lovvorn warned that there are dangerous consequences to firing a weapon into the air.

“We have a lot of these type situations,” he concluded. “It happens much more frequently in bigger cities like Montgomery. If it (bullet) comes down and kills somebody, they’ll go to prison. They’ll be charged with manslaughter or worse.”