Two teens taken into custody after child shot playing in yard. Teens reportedly firing shots off of nearby bridge.

Published 9:21 am Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Two teens have been arrested after child shot while boys were firing shots off of nearby bridge.

WJTV in Jackson reports that two teens, 18-year-old Cedrick Norwood and another unidentified minor, were taken into custody in connection with a shooting in Magee that occurred shortly before 3 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 16.

Smith County officials report that a child was shot while playing in the yard at the same time Norwood and the other teen were firing shots from a nearby bridge on Goshen Road.

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The two teens reportedly left the scene on scooters after being confronted by a family member of the child that was shot.

The teens were later taken into custody at a McLaurin Drive in Magee. Charges are pending against both suspects through the Simpson County Justice Court.