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Police: Boy flashed gun at underage gathering in Woodstock

Published: Friday, June 27, 2014 2:36 p.m. CST • Updated: Friday, June 27, 2014 3:12 p.m. CST

WOODSTOCK – A 16-year-old Wisconsin boy was arrested Thursday night for showing a gun at a gathering of teenagers, authorities said.

The boy, from Arkdale, Wis., is charged with Possession of a Firearm by Persons Under the Age of 18 and Possession of a Firearm with No Firearms Identification Card - Non Eligible. Both are Class 4 felonies.

The Woodstock Police Department responded at 10:50 p.m. for the incident in the 500 block of N. Madison St., according to a news release from the department.

The boy was flashing the gun at a "gathering of underage individuals," Deputy Chief John Lieb said.

Police found the boy in possession of an unloaded .22 caliber pistol, the release said. He was arrested and taken to the Woodstock Police Department.

He was later transported to the Kane County Juvenile Justice Center in St. Charles, where he remains in custody.

–Shawn Shinneman

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