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2 16-year-olds charged as adults in Lafayette shooting of 15-year-old

Gerald Bell and Jeremiah Thompson (Photos Provided/Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office)

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WISH) — Two 16-year-olds have been arrested — one at a high school — and each was charged as an adult with armed robbery resulting in serious bodily injury after a 15-year-old was injured in a shooting, police and jail authorities said.

Police were called just after 7:15 p.m. Tuesday to a report of a person shot who had arrived at Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health East Campus hospital.

Lt. Matt Gard with Lafayette Police Department said investigators later learned Luis Miranda, 15, had been shot in the arm and abdomen during a robbery in a residential area the 3200 block of South Ninth Street.

Miranda was stable on Thursday, Gard said in a news release.

On Wednesday, police arrested Gerald Bell, 16, at Lafayette Jefferson High School. Later Wednesday, Jeremiah Hendricks, also 16, was arrested in the 3200 block of Osborne Lane. Gard said they were charged as adults.

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Court information on Bell and Hendricks was not available Thursday afternoon in an online records system.

Police said anyone with information about the shooting should call the Lafayette Police Department at 765-807-1200 or the anonymous WeTIP Hotline at 800-782-7463.

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