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2 teenagers arrested in connection with fatal shooting at quinceañera

CHESTER, Virginia – Two teenagers have been arrested in connection with a fatal shot it happened at a 15-year-old’s birthday party in Chester on Saturday night.

Chesterfield Police said the shooting killed an underage boy in the bathroom of the India Cultural Center on Iron Bridge Parkway, where the birthday party was held.

Before officers arrived at the scene around 10:30 p.m., a Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Deputy who was providing security for the party responded.

Police say the deputy confronted a person who had a handgun and shot him. This individual was transported to a local hospital, but his injuries are not considered life threatening.

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Based on the investigation so far, the person the deputy shot was not involved in the fatal shooting.

The two suspects arrested Sunday in connection with the shooting were 17 and 15 years old. They were both charged with second degree murder and use of a firearm in the commission of a crime.

Police said the suspects and the victim knew each other and believed the victim was the intended target of the shooting.

Both are being held at Chesterfield Juvenile Detention Home.

Police said they are still looking for additional witnesses and videos of the shooting.

Anyone with information can contact the Chesterfield County Police Department at (804) 748-1251 or Crime Solvers at (804) 748-0660 or through the P3 app.


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