Centralia juvenile male arrested for firing shots at passing vehicle

CENTRALIA — A 17-year-old Centralia juvenile male has been arrested in connection with shots fired at a moving vehicle Monday night in the 100 block of South Hickory.

According to Centralia police, multiple shots were fired in what’s being described as an ongoing feud. There were no injuries.

Witnesses, including two occupants of the vehicle, were able to identify the juvenile as the person who fired the shots and law enforcement was able to take him into custody a short time later.

Reports say the vehicle was turning the corner from Broadway onto South Hickory around 7:40 p.m. Monday when it was fired upon. The alleged shooter reportedly ran from the porch of a home and into the street where he began firing what was described as a shotgun.

The driver of the vehicle threw it into reverse and fled the area with the juvenile continuing to fire the weapon as he walked toward the vehicle.

The vehicle was ultimately able to outrun the shooter and returned to their residence on Hausler Street where police responded to the call and reportedly located bullet holes throughout the vehicle.

A Wamac police officer ultimately took the juvenile into custody a short time later. He was initially taken to the Marion County Jail before being transported to the Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center to await court proceedings.

The Clinton County K-9 Unit was brought in to help locate the firearm, but it has not yet been found.