13-year-old arrested on attempted murder charge in shooting near Carver Middle School, police say

Orlando police say 14-year-old also faces carrying a concealed firearm charge

Shots fire outside Carver Middle in Orlando as students released from school

ORLANDO, Fla. – Two teens who attend a private Christian school in Orlando were arrested following a shooting near Carver Middle School, police announced on Friday.

A 13-year-old was arrested on charges of attempted murder and a 14-year-old stands accused of carrying a concealed firearm, Orlando police said. Both teens attend El Bethel Christian Academy, according to police.

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According to the Orlando Police Department, no one was injured by the gunfire, which rang out during an off-campus incident around 4:05 p.m. in the 4500 block of Columbia Street.

Within minutes, three teens were detained after officers heard two gunshots and saw a crowd of children running, investigators said. Police previously said that an off-campus brawl took place but later discovered the commotion was caused by the gunshots.

Police did not release any details about the person the 13-year-old was targeting.

The third juvenile detained was released without charges.

The 13-year-old also faces charges of aggravated assault with a firearm within 1,000 feet of a school and carrying a concealed firearm.

Orlando police said they encourage “our community to always say something if they see something.”

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