Teen stole handgun from father, used weapon in drive-by shooting

11 Aug

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – A teen stole a gun from his father and used the weapon in a drive-by shooting Tuesday night, Springfield Police said.

Officers arrested the suspect’s girlfriend for misleading investigators.

As of Wednesday morning, it does not appear anyone was hit by the gunfire according to police.
Officers arrested Whitney Bly Gannon, 18, on charges of Theft 1, Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Reckless Endangering.

India Faye Landry, 18, was arrested on a charge of Obstructing Police.
The investigation started with a report of a drive-by shooting in the 6400 block of A Street around 10:24 p.m.

Police said witnesses reported 2 or 3 rounds were fired from a dark-colored vehicle. Witnesses reported the vehicle belonged to Gannon.

Officers responded to Gannon’s Springfield home, where he lives with his mom and dad. Police arrested Gannon as he returned home. The car was found parked at Riverbend Elementary School about a mile away. Police said the car contained evidence of the shooting and had it towed.

Investigators determined Gannon stole a key to his father’s gun safe and then stole a handgun, police said.
Officers arrested Landry after they suspected she misled officers and hindered the investigati