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Thursday, January 12, 2012 - 10:32am

Man accused of shooting teens after online sparring with his stepsons.

Three Philadelphia teens are dead and another was injured after a 30-year-old stepfather opened fire on a car full of kids who allegedly came over to confront his three stepsons Tuesday night.

On Wednesday night police caught Axel Barreto, the man accused of shooting the teens.

Police say that around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, seven teens got in a car and drove to a house in the Juniata section of Philadelphia.

There, Barreto was waiting with a semi-automatic pistol in his driveway.

A dispute that allegedly began on Facebook pitted the seven teens in the car against Barreto's three teenage stepsons in the house in what was expected to be a fist fight.

According to police Barreto fired about a dozen shots into the car full of teens.

Four of the seven teens were hit.

Two were pronounced dead upon arrival at the hospital.

Dante Lugo, 14, was in critically injured and died in the hospital Wednesday night, police said.

The 16-year-old driver was in stable condition Wednesday.

His neck was grazed by a bullet, according to authorities.

The three other teens who had been in the car were talking with police, helping them figure out the chain of events leading up to the deadly shooting.

Police say that someone in the car received a call asking them to meet in the driveway.

Authorities say the shooting was a result of an argument between teens from two different neighborhoods.

It's unknown where they went to school and the exact cause of the dispute.
 

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