Two 18-year-olds were arrested in connection to a Tuesday night drive-by shooting, according to a release from the Springfield Police Department.
At 10:24 p.m., Aug. 8, officers were dispatched to a report of a shooting in the 6400 block of A St.
Witnesses told police two or three rounds were fired from a dark-colored vehicle that had driven by, which were directed at a group of people standing near the road. No one was struck by the gunfire.
According to witnesses, the vehicle was owned by Whitney Gannon, 18, of Springfield.
Officers spoke to one witness at the scene, India Landry, 18. Police say she was dating Gannon, and intentionally misled police, hindering their investigation of the incident.
Police visited Gannon’s residence approximately one mile away, and subsequent investigation revealed Gannon allegedly had stolen the key to the gun safe, then stole his father’ handgun.
Gannon was arrested as he was returning to his residence, and police located the vehicle involved at Riverbend Elementary School. Police say the vehicle contained evidence of the shooting, and towed it away. Police are waiting for a search warrant to be issued for the vehicle.
Gannon is facing charges of first-degree theft, three counts of reckless endangering and unlawful use of a weapon.
Landry was arrested on a charge of obstructing police.