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Teens in custody after chase in St. Pete

Two teens are in custody this morning after deputies say they fired shots into the air from a car and led them on a chase through St. Petersburg.

Deputies responded to a 911 call around 3 a.m. after a witness reported seeing someone shooting a stolen gun from a vehicle near 62nd Avenue North and 28th Street.

Deputies say the caller followed the vehicle at a safe distance until deputies located the suspects traveling eastbound on Park Boulevard.

Deputies attempted to stop the suspects, but they fled and led them on a chase before driving into a ditch at the intersection of Gandy Boulevard and Ninth Street North.

Deputies say the teenage passenger, a 16-year-old from St. Petersburg, remained in the car. The driver, a 16-year-old fropm Seminole, fled on foot and was found by a K-9 unit at a nearby apartment complex.

Both face felony charges, deputies say. They were arrested on charges of discharging a firearm out of a vehicle, and the driver faces an additional felony charge of fleeing and eluding.

The gun was listed as stolen during a Seminole residential burglary, deputies say, and an investigation into the gun is ongoing.

No injuries were reported, deputies say.

The gun was recovered. According to deputies it was listed as stolen gun from a Seminole residential burglary. Detectives from the Sheriff’s Burglary and Pawn Unit are at this time investigating this aspect of the case.

The investigation continues.

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