Boy, 16, injured in Union Metropolis ‘roulette’ capturing; teen arrested – The Mercury Information

UNION CITY — A 16-year-old boy was arrested after a capturing at a house that despatched one other 16-year-old boy to a hospital, authorities mentioned Thursday.

In a press release, police mentioned dispatchers acquired a 911 name at 5:13 p.m. Wednesday from a house close to Palmetto Drive and Butternut Courtroom a few capturing.

When officers arrived, they discovered the boy affected by a single gunshot wound to his chest. He was taken to a hospital for remedy, the place he was listed in secure situation; police say he’s anticipated to outlive.

Officers spoke with three different boys on the house and recognized one, a 16-year-old, as a suspect. The youth was arrested on suspicion of assault with a lethal weapon and negligent discharge of a firearm, then taken to Alameda County’s Juvenile Corridor.

Investigators, who recovered the gun used within the capturing, discovered that it was utilized in a modified “Russian roulette” recreation, the place members level a firearm at others as a substitute of themselves.

Police mentioned the capturing was restricted to the kids on the house, with no different suspects or threats to public security.

Anybody with data is requested to name Union Metropolis police Detective Josh Clubb at 510-675-5227.

Contact George Kelly at 408-859-5180.