EAST MOLINE — Three people have been arrested following a report of gunfire early Friday morning in East Moline.

At 1:46 a.m., East Moline Police received a 911 call of a residence in the 2000 block of 9th Avenue being struck by gunfire. The residence was occupied, but no one was injured.

Police also quickly received information from a witness that, after the gunshots, a white vehicle was seen speeding away from the area south on 19th Street. A responding officer located a white vehicle leaving the area and conducted a traffic stop.

Two subjects tried to flee the vehicle on foot. One was captured by an East Moline Police officer and the other was captured by a Silvis Police officer.

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Emily Ledesma,18, of East Moline was arrested and charged with reckless discharge of a firearm, a Class 4 felony. Jaonte Webb, 18, of Moline was arrested and charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, a Class 4 felony. A 15-year-old male juvenile from East Moline also was arrested for aggravated discharge of a firearm, a Class 1 felony, and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, a Class 4 felony.

Ledezma and Webb are being held at the Rock Island County jail on $30,000 bond. The juvenile is being held at the Mary Davis Juvenile Detention Center.

During the subsequent investigation police recovered a handgun and shotgun believed to have been used in the incident. East Moline Police was assisted by Silvis Police, Moline Police and the Rock Island County Sheriff’s Department.

The incident is still under investigation by East Moline Police. Anyone with information is asked to contact the East Moline Police Department Investigations Division at 309-752-1547 or Crime Stoppers at 309-762-9500, or use the Crime Stopper P3 App.


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