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Two juveniles arrested after Idaho highway shootings

MOSCOW, Idaho. - The Latah County Sheriff's Office has arrested two juveniles after responding to the report of a sniper who fired shots at several vehicles for more than three hours on Friday.
     
At 12:57 Friday afternoon, the Latah County Sheriff's Dispatch received reports of passing vehicles being struck by gunfire in the area of Highway 8 and Forks road, just east of Helmer , Idaho.

Deputies from the Latah County Sheriff's Office and the Idaho State Police responded to the scene.  Responding agencies established a perimeter around the area.  Highway 8 was closed for about one hour, from about milepost 29 to milepost 34.  Deputies and troopers searched the area, but no suspects were found in the vicinity.

The location of where the shots were fired was eventually located and two male juvenile suspects were identified and taken into custody.  Both have been charged with Unlawful Discharge of a Firearm at a Vehicle, a felony.  According to the Sheriff's Office, the initial investigation indicates several vehicles were struck and damaged.  No injuries have been reported from the incident.

The shooting incident is still under investigation.  The area of Helmer and Forks Road is secure and the Sheriff's Office has determined there should be no further threat from this incident at this time.

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