Photo by John Schreiber.
Photo by John Schreiber.

Two teenage boys suspected of firing upon several people in Irvine with a BB gun have been arrested, police said.

All the victims suffered injuries that included bleeding, bruising and redness. The suspects, a 16-year-old boy and a 17-year-old boy, were arrested Thursday on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, said Farrah Emami of the Irvine Police Department.

About 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 21, the suspects were allegedly driving in the area of Alton Parkway and Creek Road, where they shot at two 18-year-old men skateboarding in the park. One victim was hit in a leg and the other victim’s parked car was hit, Emami said.

The suspects continued driving into a nearby shopping center at Creek Road and Barranca Parkway, where they shot at two teenagers on skateboards, police said. One victim was struck in the face and in the body. The other teen was not injured, she said.

The suspects then drove to the area of Jeffrey Road and Roosevelt where they shot the BB gun at a couple in their 60s who were out for a walk. The man was struck several times in the body and the woman was not injured, she said.

Irvine police asked anyone with any information regarding the attacks to call them at (949) 724-7189.

–City News Service

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