Fall River Police arrest two individuals and recover a loaded handgun following a shooting incident last Thursday.

Officers and Detectives responded to reports Thursday afternoon of individuals in two vehicles exchanging gun fire.  It happened around 2 pm near the intersection of Quequechan and Pleasant Streets.

There were no reported injuries, but police made two arrests.  Twenty-year old Jazer Hernandez-Vergara (above) was charged with intimidation/misleading a witness.  Also arrested was a 17-year old male juvenile who was charged with several firearms offenses.

Courtesy Fall River Police
Courtesy Fall River Police

Captain Barden Castro also says Detectives recovered a loaded 9mm Taurus handgun after the shooting.

Police say the investigation is ongoing and they have several active leads, but they are also asking for the public's help.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Fall River Police Department Major Crimes Division at (508) 324-2796 or the anonymous tip line at (508) 672-TIPS (8477).

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