Teenager set to return to court in connection with the Kettering bowling alley shooting

Kettering, Ohio – After a shooting occurred inside Woodman Lanes on Woodman Drive on Saturday morning, two teenagers were taken to the hospital and released after receiving treatment.

Deputy Tyler Johnson of the Kettering Police Department said that a single bullet was fired inside Woodman Lanes, striking two boys. “It is unclear at this time how the incident started and why the initial altercation occurred.”

According to Johnson, officers were sent to the bowling alley just after midnight on Saturday.

In a 911 call, a caller reported hearing “gunshots inside the Woodman Lanes bowling alley,” but added that she only heard one shot. “We ran out. Everyone ran out.”

The caller said that she thought the shooting happened near a group of young people at the bowling alley.

“There were several groups of 15-18 year olds inside the bowling alley at the time of the shooting and it is under investigation whether or not the incident was a result from groups having conflict of just the individuals involved,” Johnson said.

An arrest was made in connection with the shooting of a 17-year-old man by the police. He was transferred to the Montgomery County Juvenile Justice Center.

The 17-year-old was charged with two counts of felonious assault as well as two counts of possession of a weapon. On Saturday, he appeared in court, where a judge dismissed all of the charges against him. Additionally, he was ordered to stay in juvenile detention.

The police investigation at the bowling alley lasted almost eight hours, during which time officers spoke with at least ten separate witnesses regarding the shooting.

The teenager accused of the shooting is due to return to court on April 28 at 10 a.m. for a preliminary conference.

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