Boy arrested for firing gun in air

WATSONVILLE — A 14-year-old boy caught on camera shooting a gun in the air on the Fourth of July was arrested Friday.

According to Watsonville Police, officers searching for illegal fireworks on the night of July 4 heard shots in the area of Rodriguez Street and Rodriguez Way at about 9:45 p.m. Once on scene, no victims or witnesses came forward.

However, less than a day after, police said a community member came forward with details about the shooting. Officers then found surveillance footage, which showed a teen shooting a gun at least 10 times into the air.

Officers identified the boy and arrested him at his home on Friday.

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