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Boy arrested after shooting gun in city

Decatur police arrested a juvenile Wednesday night after receiving several reports of gunshots in Southwest Decatur.

Sgt. Steven Campbell said the department started receiving calls at about 9 from residents near Eighth Street Southwest and west of Danville Road, and put an extra patrol in the area. Officers arrested the boy just after midnight.

They charged him with carrying a concealed weapon and tampering with physical evidence, after he tried to hide the weapon.

Campbell said the boy claimed to be a member of a fledgling gang that's trying to get started in the area, but investigators have not confirmed his claim.

- Bayne Hughes

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