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Charges in shooting of three at street basketball game

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MILWAUKEE (WKOW) -- An 18-year-old is charged with multiple counts for allegedly firing at a group of street basketball players, injuring three teens.

Roberto Drake Rodriguez of Milwaukee was charged Saturday with four counts of first-degree recklessly endangering safety.

The complaint says some teens were playing street basketball Monday in Milwaukee when a woman asked them for a cigarette. An argument ensued.

Police say Rodriguez showed up 15 minutes later and began shooting from across the street. Three teens, ages 15, 16 and 17, were hit. They were treated at a local hospital.

Rodriguez was arrested Tuesday.

The complaint says he told police he shot at a car near the teens to scare them. Online court records do not list an attorney for him.

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