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UPDATE: Two Teens Arrested After Shooting In Downtown Greenville

Greenville Police say two teens from Farmville were arrested after a shooting Sunday morning.

Billy Tyson, an 18-year-old has been charged with discharging a firearm into occupied property, going armed to the terror of the public, discharging a firearm in city limits and damage to real property. Tyson's bond was set at $35,000.

Solomon Aves, a 17-year-old also from Farmville, is charged with possession of a firearm by a minor.

Greenville detectives say the two were part of one group firing at another group at the corner of Fourth St. and Evans St. around 1 a.m. Sunday. Police say one of the bullets hit a window of Jefferson's, a florist in Greenville. There were people in the bar above Jefferson's, the 4th Street Wine Shop.

No one was injured on the street or in the building.

Police say Tyson and Aves are the only two charged at this time. Everyone else at the scene ran from the police.

When asked if the shooting was gang-related, police reiterated the people involved were part of two "groups."



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Greenville Police say there was a shooting in downtown Greenville around 1:15 a.m. Sunday.

Police did not have the location of the incident saying it was, "unknown at this time."

Greenville Police spokesman Michael Harper says there was an altercation between two groups in which gunfire was exchanged.

Witnesses were able to give police a description of a vehicle. Harper says three people were detained. It's unclear at this point if any of the people detained have been arrested.

Harper goes on to say, "Investigators arrived on scene to investigate and the case is ongoing as of right now. No further information is available as of now, we will release further information as it becomes available."


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