CHP: 15-Year-Old Comes Forward in BB Gun Shootings on 101 in San Jose

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    The shootings happened Wednesday night during the evening commute in the area just north of McKee Road. Arturo Santiago reports.

    The California Highway Patrol says drivers no longer have to worry about having their vehicles shot at on southbound Highway 101. Investigators say they have caught the suspected shooters.

    Accompanied by his parents, a 15-year-old boy paid a visit to the San Jose Police Department Friday morning to claim involvement in the BB gun shootings that damaged at least 12 vehicles driving on southbound Highway 101, according to CHP.

    The shootings happened Wednesday night during the evening commute in the area just north of McKee Road.

    No one was injured.

    CHP: BB Gun Shooter Targeting Vehicles on 101 in SJ

    [BAY] CHP: BB Gun Shooter Targeting Vehicles on 101 in SJ
    Nine vehicles were shot at with a BB gun Wednesday night, Sept. 18, 2013 on southbound Highway 101 in San Jose, according to CHP. Marianne Favro reports.

    During questioning, the teen, who lives in San Jose, told CHP investigators that an 11-year-old boy, who also lives in San Jose, was involved as well.

    "The child had information that only an involved party would know and completely confessed to the entire incident,” CHP Officer Chris Falkowski said.

    Both boys were firing separate BB guns toward vehicles on southbound 101, Falkowski said.

    MORE: Motorist Doesn't Plan to Drive on 101 Any Time Soon

    The parents of the 11-year-old were contacted and they brought in their son to the CHP offices and that boy confessed to his involvement.

    The juveniles were interviewed by a special investigator with their parents present, CHP says, and were subsequently released to the custody of their parents.

    The CHP determined Thursday that the damage had been caused by BB guns powerful enough to travel a good distance and still be able to shatter the windows of vehicles. Firearms had been ruled out, as well as rocks or pebbles.

    The CHP will wrap up its investigation and send it to the Santa Clara County District Attorney. The minimum charges the CHP says it will pursue will be for felony vandalism.

    ABOVE: A Range Rover is seen with its window shot out. CHP suspects the damage was caused by a BB gun. (Photo: Daniel Mewes)