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Two arrested in shots fired incident

Updated: Tuesday, July 30 2013, 06:47 PM EDT

COLUMBIANA COUNTY, Ohio - Two people are in police custody accused in a shots fired incident in Wellsville, but what happened next has them facing burglary charges.

Police responded to a call around 11 p.m. Monday for shots fired after an argument started at 16th Street and Maple Avenue.

Police said the suspects ran from the scene and stormed into another house on 14th Street that had a child in it before they were able to take them into custody.

"After the initial call came in, my guys started to respond and the fight and the argument escalated into an actual shooting," Wellsville Police Chief Joe Scarabino said.

Officials said that the suspect fired around three shots and hit a home at the corner of 16th and Maple streets with a family inside. Then, they ran to a house on 14th Street, where they forced their way in to hide.

"My officers, within eight minutes time of the entire episode, were able to take two people into custody," Scarabino said. "We were advised by six different individuals that these perpetrators ran into that residence uninvited."

A child was also present in the home that the suspects entered. Officers were able to locate where the suspects fled to quickly thanks to people in the community cooperating.

"Because as my officers are arriving, they're being told by people who are getting involved in this community 'Hey, the shooters are running this way, the shooters are running that way,'" Scarabino said.

Police say 21-year-old Lamar Coles and 18-year-old Queysean Sallis are now in the Columbiana County Jail. Coles and Sallis are both charged with Burglary and Sallis is also charged with inducing panic and discharging a firearm near a prohibited premise.

Police were able to find a weapon will continue to take statements and investigate why this shooting took place. The suspects will appear in court for a preliminary hearing on Aug. 8 at 1 p.m.

Two arrested in shots fired incident

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