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2 teens charged with attempted murder after drive-by shooting, police say

The identities of the teenagers have not been released because they are under 18 and have not been charged as adults.

DES MOINES, Iowa — Two teenagers are being charged with attempted murder after a drive-by shooting Wednesday in Des Moines.

Police said an officer heard gunfire and saw a black van fleeing the area, but he was unable to catch up to it. Shortly after that, a caller reported a drive-by shooting in the 2100 block of 23rd Street. No one was injured in the shooting.

Police found the black van in the 2500 block of 27th Street and took five juveniles into custody after witnesses identified them. Officers found a pistol and marijuana inside the van.

One of the victims in the shooting, an adult, returned fire at the van.

DMPD spokesperson Paul Parizek said because attempted murder is not a forcible felony, the two teenagers charged will see a judge today for a waiver to adult court. The teens are facing three counts each.

Their identities have not yet been released because they are under 18.

Local 5 will update this story as more information becomes available.

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