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Teens charged in shooting near elementary school

Wed., May 1, 2013, 8:40 a.m.

A 15-year-old and an 18-year-old were arrested on suspicion of shooting out a car window near Whitman Elementary School on Monday afternoon.

A woman and her two children were in the car that was fired upon, Spokane police said.

According to a police statement, the woman was parked near the school at 5400 N. Helena St. to pick up her daughter from school when a truck drove by and someone yelled at her for blocking the roadway. During an argument with the people in the truck, a male passenger in the truck pulled out a gun and shot at the rear window of the woman’s vehicle. The truck then fled the scene.

The woman gave police the license plate of the truck and a description of the shooter.

About an hour and a half later, officers located the vehicle and detained two male suspects. The younger boy, who police initially said was 16, and Tanner Caldwell, 18, were arrested on three counts of first-degree assault because of the number of people in the vehicle.

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