FALL RIVER (WBSM) — Fall River Police have arrested two 18-year-olds in connection with an incident of shots fired Thursday in the city.

Police said officers responded on June 27 at 7:09 p.m. to several calls reporting a shooting in the area of Tremont Street and Pine Street. They were told the suspects had fled the scene in a green SUV.

Officers arrived at the scene and located four spent shell casings at the intersection of the two streets. Police said no one was injured in the incident, and there was no property damage as a result of the shots fired.

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Police used surveillance video to identify the vehicle in which the suspects fled, and police said it was one the investigators had seen earlier in their shift. The Vice Intelligence and Gang Unit was able to identify the vehicle.

According to police, a collaborative effort between the Uniform Division, Major Crimes Division, Special Operations Division, Gun Violence Task Force, and the Vice Intelligence and Gang Unit led the investigators locating both the vehicle and the suspects, at an address they were known to frequent.

Courtesy Fall River Police
Courtesy Fall River Police

Roney Morales, 18, was arrested and charged with carrying a firearm without a license to carry, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building, carrying a loaded firearm in public without a license to carry, and three counts of armed assault to murder.

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Jayvon Murchison, 18, was arrested and charged as an accessory after the fact.

Police said the investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be filed.

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