GAUTIER, Miss. — Two teenagers have been arrested after authorities say they shot another teen during a robbery over a drug deal. 

The Sun Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2pPSGbO) Jackson County Sheriff’s Office Capt. Casey Baxter says a 16- and 17-year-old were arrested Monday and charged with aggravated assault and theft. 

Baxter says another 17-year-old was shot in the abdomen and robbed during the attempted drug deal that involved marijuana. 

The wounded teen’s brother drove him to a hospital. The teen was treated and released.

Authorities say they later found marijuana at the scene of the shooting. They say it was thrown from a vehicle. 

The juveniles will be charged as adults, although their names haven’t been released. It’s unclear if they have an attorney.


Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com