Suspects facing assault charges after soft-air gun shooting spree

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PHOENIX - Two suspects are in police custody after terrorizing a Phoenix neighborhood Wednesday afternoon.

According to Phoenix police, just before 4 p.m. police were called to the area of 43rd Avenue and Bethany Home Road on a report of a shooting.

When officers arrived, witnesses said they saw two males in a white pick-up truck shoot a pellet gun at a pedestrian in the area.

Approximately an hour later police received more calls reporting the same two suspects, a 17-year-old Hispanic male and a 22-year-old Hispanic male, were shooting pedestrians.

A total of 10 victims called police to report the two male suspects in a pick-up truck were shooting them with a pellet gun.

The victims were all either walking down the street or waiting at a bus stop.

Three of the 10 victims were juveniles and three people were taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Officers stopped the suspects' vehicle, a 1989 white Ford pick-up truck in the area of 500 South 19th Avenue and took them into custody without incident.

Four air soft guns were found along with their original packaging inside the truck.

The 22-year-old admitted to his involvement in the crimes and told police the guns were purchased earlier in the day. He was the driver of the truck.

Both suspects face 10 counts of aggravated assault.