BROCKTON — Three teenagers were caught allegedly "racing" in Brockton with two guns on suspicion of involvement in an armed robbery and shooting in Taunton, according to police.

Brockton police said "a future tragedy was averted" when detectives seized the two guns and ammunition and arrested the three teens, two of whom are minors, on Wednesday, Feb. 8.

Jenson Vernet, 18, of Brockton was arrested along with a 16-year-old boy from Somerset and a 15-year-old boy from Everett.

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The three males are suspected of committing an armed robbery in Taunton, and allegedly firing gunshots at a city home, causing property damage.

Taunton and state police put out an alert that the suspects were heading towards Brockton in a black Volkswagen with license plates from New Mexico.

All three teens are charged with two counts of illegally possessing a firearm, two counts of illegally carrying a firearm, and one count of carrying a loaded firearm.

They are also facing charges of disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace, and other firearms-related charges.

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