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Two Teens Arrested For Allegedly Shooting BB's At Worcester Church

WORCESTER (CBS) -- Two teens were arrested Sunday after allegedly shooting BB's at a church in Worcester.

Those who were in the Worcester Apostolic Lutheran Church around 12:20 p.m. heard what sounded like BB's hitting cars outside shortly after mass, pastor Robert Macki told WBZ-TV.

Three children were also playing in the parking lot when the shots were fired.

A BB shot through the glass pane on the front door of the church just as parishoner Ilona Ekengren walked outside to investigate, Macki said. No one was hurt.

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A BB shot through the front door window of Worcester Apostolic Lutheran Church. (WBZ-TV).

"I opened the door and the shot came just as I closed the door. Kind of frightening for a Sunday morning," Ekengren told WBZ-TV's Paul Burton.

Ekengren's 15-year-old granddaughter noticed a window across the street was opened at the time of the shooting but moments later it was closed.

When police questioned the home owners they discovered two foster children had a BB gun under the bed.

Worcester Police arrested the two 17-year-olds who lived in the home.

The teens' foster parents agreed to repair the damage to the church door, Macki said.

WBZ-TV's Paul Burton contributed to this report. 


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