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Fall River Police issue update on shooting that has resulted in multiple arrests

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Fall River Police continue to investigate a shooting that took place on Thursday.

According to Captain Barden Castro, 20-year-old Jazer Hernandez-Vergara was arrested last night and charged with Intimidation/Misleading of a Witness. A 17-year-old juvenile male was also arrested and will be charged with firearms offenses. Detectives were able to recover a loaded 9mm Taurus handgun which had been discarded after the shooting.

Just after 2:00 p.m., officers responded to the area of Quequechan and Pleasant Streets in regard to a report of gunshots. Initial information at this point indicates that gun fire was exchanged between two vehicles.

No injuries have been reported.

The Major Crimes Division is continuing the investigation and working on active leads into the incident and continues to ask for the public to provide any information they may have. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Fall River Police Department Major Crimes Division at (508) 324-2796 or the anonymous tip line at (508) 672-TIPS (8477).

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