Florida police arrest two minors for murder of three teens

Authorities reported that a third suspect remains at large.

Marion County (Florida) Sheriff Billy Woods announced on Friday that two suspects have been arrested in the murders of three teenagers found in various parts of Ocklawaha last week.

Wodds explained that the arrestees are two minors, one 12 years old and the other 17 years old. However, he stressed that authorities are still looking for a third suspect who is 16 years old and remains at large.

The three suspects "fled the scene, but left a lot of evidence in their wake," the sheriff said, noting that all of the suspects may have gang ties.

"Each and every one of them in some shape way or form was associated with a gang. There is no honor among thieves, and at some point, these three individuals turned on our three victims and murdered them," he said.

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The murders

The mystery of the triple homicide began on March 30 when authorities found a 16-year-old girl who had been shot on the side of a road. The next day, half a mile away they found another 17-year-old also shot to death, and shortly thereafter they found the first victim's car submerged in a pond.

A third victim was found in the trunk of the car, another 16-year-old girl who had also suffered gunshot wounds. According to Woods, the killers were friends of the victims and were together before the shooting. The sheriff stated that there is a possibility that the murders were related to gang rivalries. However, he clarified that they still have "nothing concrete" to guarantee it.

Another shooting

Recently, it was also reported that another shooting involving minors resulted in the death of three children and three adults, in addition to several wounded. The attack occurred at Covenant School, a Christian elementary school in Nashville, Tennessee.