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UPDATE: Police: Two suspects in chase shot at home in Marathon Co.

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CLARK COUNTY (WQOW) -

Authorities say two teens shot at a home in Marathon County and then later shot at a police officer. Now, they say they're trying to figure out what charges to recommend.

The case spans multiple counties and officials say that makes it more complicated.

Authorities say this all started in Taylor County when a 15-year-old and a 13-year-old stole a car. Officers say the pair then drove to Unity in Marathon County and fired shots at a home.

"We didn't know that the two cases were related initially," said Marathon County Sheriff's Department Lt. Bill Millhausen.

According to the Marathon County Sheriff's Department, the teens were intentionally trying to shoot at someone, but that person wasn't at home.

"There was a prior relationship between the two suspects and the victim at that residence," said Millhausen.

Before police could arrive, officers say the teens sped away. Authorities tell Newsline 9 that's when the suspects fired their guns again, but this time at a cop.

"About a few more miles down the road, there were additional shots fired, and one of the rounds did strike the Colby-Abbotsford squad car in the windshield," said Chief Deputy Jim Backus of the Clark County Sheriff's Department.

Backus says the officer wasn't hurt. He says the teens left the first vehicle, the one they stole, on the side of the road.

"We have the first stolen white truck in our impound, we will be processing that for evidence," said Backus.

Backus says the two teens then stole another car and headed for Green Bay.

"Green Bay Police Department was immediately notified and they were taken into custody without incident," said Backus.

Laura Lenzen lives in Thorp, near where all this went down. She says she can't believe this happened near her small town and that the teens were so young.

"It makes me kind of sad to think that my daughter's only 10, but somebody just a couple years older is driving around with guns. It's not that far away, I mean they're just kids driving around with guns," said Lenzen.

Authorities say they're just glad no one was hurt. Officials from all these counties are not releasing the names of the teens yet. They say they hope to recommend charges soon.

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