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Police still on the hunt for teen who brandished gun

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Police are still on the lookout for 18-year-old Jean Pierre Pineda-Andriano, who is wanted on suspicion of pointing a loaded handgun at a teen during a fight in downtown Truckee Oct. 18.

There are unconfirmed rumors Pineda-Andriano is out of the area, said Truckee Police Department Lt. Randy Fenn.

Police officers responded to a physical fight on Jibboom Street that they believe involved Pineda-Andriano. Police said he reportedly battered and pointed a loaded .380 caliber handgun at the male teen, said police Lt. Harwood Mitchell on Oct. 20.

Two or more suspects in the downtown fight reportedly left the scene in a Jeep Cherokee, which was later found abandoned at the Truckee Pines apartments on Estates Drive, police said.

A male teen reported to have been in the vehicle with Pineda-Andriano is wanted for questioning, police said.

The handgun was recovered somewhere other than the vehicle, but police would not specify the exact location.

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Police said the downtown fight was connected to an earlier argument, in which several high school students got into a fight on the practice field at Tahoe Truckee High School. Four students were taken to Tahoe Forest Hospital and were treated and released for minor injuries, according to police reports.

One of the injured students was arrested on suspicion of battery and fighting on school grounds, after the investigation revealed the teen had instigated the fight, police said.

No other arrests have been made related to the two incidents, Fenn said.

Police said the people involved in both of the fights knew each other, but there is no information as to what started the fight at school.

“We’re trying to put all of the pieces of the puzzle together,” Fenn said.