SILVER CITY, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a 16-year-old boy is facing charges in connection with the shooting death of two teens in Silver City.
The Silver City Daily Press reports (http://bit.ly/Oa5pff) that police say the 16-year-old was arrested Friday and later admitted to the shooting.
According to Silver City police, the boy shot 19-year-old Eric Vega and 17-year-old Jose Varela after an argument. Police say the suspect and victims were related.
Authorities say the 16-year-old is charged with two open counts of murder, aggravated battery, tampering with evidence, and unlawful possession of a handgun.
It was not known if he had an attorney.
Information from: Silver City Daily Press, http://www.scdailypress.com
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