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Police arrest two teens after spring break shooting at St. Pete Beach

ST. PETE BEACH — Police arrested a teenager on a first-degree attempted murder charge in connection with a brawl that erupted in gunfire during Pinellas County's spring break.

No one was injured when someone fired a gun March 31 on Upham Beach on the northern edge of St. Pete Beach, said police Capt. Dean Horianopoulous.

The 16-year-old suspect, identified as James R. Bunting Jr., also was charged with shooting into an occupied conveyance. He was arrested April 5.

Bunting, of Pinellas Park, is a Dixie M. Hollins High student, Horianopoulos said.

Police also arrested a teen April 6 on a charge that he drove the getaway car. Juan Hernandez, 17, of St. Petersburg, a Northeast High student, is accused of being an accessory after the fact.

"We feel we have the main players here," Horianopoulos said. He declined to give more details.

The investigation continues.

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