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Three arrested after shots fired in Warner Robins park

Three people were arrested, including two teenagers, after shots were fired in a Warner Robins city park about 8 p.m. Tuesday, police said.

Jamila Blackshear, 20, was charged with aggravated assault and possession of a firearm by a person under 21, while the teens, a 14-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy, both of Warner Robins, face similar charges in juvenile court, police said.

Warner Robins police responded to Sewell Park off Wallace Drive after residents called 911 to report hearing shots fired, Warner Robins police Sgt. Scott McSwain said.

About 20 to 30 people were at the park, which has basketball courts and playground equipment and serves as a local gathering place, McSwain said.

Several shots were fired into the air by the 16-year-old. Blackshear and the 14-year-old did not fire the .38 caliber revolver, police said.

“They acted in concert with the plan of committing an aggravated assault and they were all charged,” McSwain said.

No one was injured in the incident, McSwain said.

The shots may have been fired from the vehicle the three were riding in, he said.

Warner Robins police detective Meredith Edwards said two groups of teenage girls had argued.

Blackshear and the teenagers drove to the park to confront the other girls.

The 16-year-old fired shots in the air, the girls got out of the car and argued with the other group of girls and the 16-year-old drove off.

Police arrived at the scene and found the girls still arguing.

The 16-year-old was picked up by police based on the description of the car, Edwards said.

The three told police that they never intended to harm anyone but wanted to scare the other group of girls so they would stop bothering them, Edwards said.

Blackshear was being held Wednesday in the Houston County jail.

The teenagers were being held Wednesday at the Crisp County Regional Youth Detention Center, said Houston County sheriff’s Capt. Jerry Stewart, head of the juvenile division.

The incident remains under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Edwards at 929-1956 or 929-6911.

To contact writer Becky Purser, call 923-3109, extension 243.

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