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Four arrested, one charged in drive-by shooting

A Twin Cities teenager has been charged in connection with a drive-by shooting at a house on the Fond du Lac Reservation Sunday night. David Boswell, 17, has been charged with aiding and abetting a drive-by shooting, one count of obstructing the ...

A Twin Cities teenager has been charged in connection with a drive-by shooting at a house on the Fond du Lac Reservation Sunday night.

David Boswell, 17, has been charged with aiding and abetting a drive-by shooting, one count of obstructing the legal process with force and one count of obstructing the legal process. Because the aiding and abetting charge would be a felony if Boswell were an adult, his name is public information. Carlton County Attorney Thom Pertler has also filed a petition to have the teenager certified to stand trial as an adult.

Four teens were arrested two doors down from the incident early Monday morning. The other three males involved, including two adults and another juvenile, have not been charged. Pertler said he is waiting for further information related to the investigation.

Two adults and four juveniles were in the house at 1560 Whispering Pine Drive when the shooting began at 11:30 p.m. Sunday, according to Darrin Berg, Cloquet police detective.

No one was injured, although at least five shots reportedly were fired and two bullets entered the home. One bullet bounced off a table and the other crossed through the living room, narrowly missing a 16-year-old girl inside, Berg said.

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When Fond du Lac and Cloquet police as well as Carlton County sheriff's officers arrived, witnesses said they saw people run in the direction of a home down the block. That homeowner eventually let police search the house and officers found the four males and a .22 caliber handgun in the basement, according to Berg. Back at the scene, officers found four bullets in the house and one in a tree, along with shell casings.

Two of the males arrested were taken to Carlton County Jail and two were taken to Arrowhead Juvenile Center.

Police believe the shooting may have come after a previous altercation where threats were exchanged. Those arrested claim to be affiliated with a gang known as the Native Mob, Berg said. Additionally, some of those arrested reportedly were also involved in the rash of graffiti around the Cloquet area in the past two years.

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