Teen arrested after Santa Cruz shooting


A 16-year-old boy was arrested following a shooting that injured a woman in Santa Cruz on Wednesday afternoon, police said.

Officers responded at about 1:30 p.m. to the report of a shooting at the intersection of River and Fern streets.

Investigators determined there was an argument between people in two vehicles and a shot was fired from one vehicle into the other, striking a woman in the passenger seat, according to police.

The woman in the passenger seat and the man driving the car went to a hospital and the woman was treated for injuries that are not considered life-threatening, police said.

The suspect vehicle was described as a blue Toyota Prius and a police sergeant found it and pulled it over. A witness eventually identified the people inside as being involved in the shooting, police said.

The 16-year-old boy was arrested and booked into juvenile hall on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, discharging a firearm at a moving vehicle and being a minor in possession of a firearm, according to police. His name is not being released because he is a minor.

Jourdon Ware, a passenger in the suspect vehicle, was arrested for an outstanding warrant unrelated to the shooting, police said.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to call the Santa Cruz police investigations section at (831) 420-5820.

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