15-year-old accused of stealing car that was targeted in shooting

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A 15-year-old boy was detained Thursday and accused of having stolen a car that was targeted in a recent shooting that injured four teen girls.

On January 3, South Bend officers responded to Van Buren and Harrison for reports of shots fired. They found a vehicle that had crashed nearby, at the intersection of Harrison and California Street.

There were four girls between the ages of 12 and 14 in the vehicle. Two were injured from gunfire.

All four were treated and released from the hospital.

On January 8, 30-year-old James Carter and 28-year-old Jacquise Carter were arrested and booked in the St. Joseph County Jail.

James was charged with aggravated battery and for being a habitual traffic offender. Jacquise was charged with assisting a criminal.

The following is part of a statement released Friday from the St. Joseph County Prosecutor's Office:

The St. Joseph County Prosecutor’s Office filed a detention order and a petition against the juvenile alleging delinquency for Auto Theft, a Level 6 Felony, on January 27, 2016. He is alleged to have “knowingly or intentionally exert[ed] unauthorized control” over a Nissan between January 2 and January 3, 2016.

If you have any information about this crime or any other criminal activity, please contact Crime Stoppers at 288-STOP or the South Bend Police Department at 235-9201.