2 boys in custody, gun recovered after pedestrian hit in Springfield school lot

UPDATE @ 9:10 p.m.: Two boys are in custody and police recovered a gun in a pedestrian accident at Fulton Elementary that initially was reported to police as a possible attempted robbery.

One of the juveniles was hit by the vehicle in the incident that occurred in the parking lot of the school, in the 600 block of Yellow Springs Street, just after 3 p.m., said Lt. Jeff Williams, Springfield Police Division. That boy, 14, was treated at a hospital and released into police custody.

The other juvenile in custody is believed to be 16, the lieutenant said.

Police are continuing the investigation into what occurred, he said, but they have determined that the incident had nothing to do with the school or any school function that was occurring there.

Lt. Williams said there was no information about the car or the driver. He did say that police recovered a semiautomatic pistol at the scene.


Springfield police responded to the parking lot of Fulton Elementary School on Yellow Springs Street after someone was hit by a car during an incident involving a gun, authorities said.

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Police did not release many details about the incident in the 600 block of Yellow Springs and did not have a condition of the person who was struck by a vehicle.

The incident was reported around 3:15 p.m.

Officers did not say how the gun was involved in the incident.

It’s unclear what led to the person being hit by the vehicle. We're working to learn more.

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