15-Year-Old Boy Arrested in Garland Shooting That Wounded 1 Person: Police

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Garland police say a 15-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with a shooting at an apartment complex Wednesday afternoon.

Police said officers were called to a "gunshot disturbance" at the Oak Creek Apartments on Walnut Street near Shiloh Road. Police said multiple people arrived at the location and a disturbance occurred. Shots were fired and several people fled the area.

Officers found the 17-year-old victim in the parking lot with a gunshot wound to his leg. He was hospitalized with an injury not thought to be life-threatening.

After searching for the shooter throughout the afternoon, Garland police said shortly after 5 p.m. that the alleged shooter had been apprehended.

The suspect, whose identity has not been released because he is a juvenile, was located less than half a mile away in the 3000 block of Edgewood Drive and taken into custody.

He was booked into the Garland Juvenile Detention Center and faces a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Garland police said Wednesday afternoon that there was a heavy police presence at the complex while they investigated the shooting and they asked people to stay away.

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