HAYWARD -- Police arrested two Hayward teenagers in Modesto this week in the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old boy Monday afternoon at Centennial Park.

The teens, boys ages 16 and 17, were in custody on Wednesday in connection to the death of the Hayward teen shot in the park at 24000 Amador St., according to Hayward police Sgt. Mark Ormsby. The victim -- identified on Wednesday by the Alameda County Coroner's Office as Kristopher Prasinos -- was found unconscious on a concrete walkway near the baseball diamond about 3:30 p.m. Monday.

Investigators later learned the 16-year-old suspect fired multiple shots at Kristopher using a .40-caliber handgun, hitting him multiple times in the torso, Ormsby said.

After the slaying, the teens fled to Modesto to visit friends, police said.

Using surveillance, Ormsby said, investigators caught up to the teens in the parking lot of an apartment complex and arrested them Tuesday afternoon without incident.

During their arrest, police said one of the teenagers complained of nausea, vomited and was taken to a hospital, where doctors later cleared him for incarceration.

Both suspects, whose names were withheld because they are juveniles, were eventually booked into Juvenile Hall.

Police continued searching for a possible motive in the slaying on Wednesday. It was not yet known what the teens were doing in the park or whether the suspects and the victim knew one another.


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Kristopher, who lived in the west end of the city and participated in an area independent studies program, was accompanied by another 17-year-old Hayward teen who was a friend, police said. His friend, police said, was not hit.

Police initially thought the victim was 17, but a coroner's spokeswoman on Wednesday confirmed the boy was 16.

Police are interviewing several witnesses, some who heard the shooting and others who claimed to have seen it.

Ormsby said police will push the Alameda County District Attorney's Office to charge the teenagers as adults.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 510-293-7000.

Contact Natalie Neysa Alund at nalund@bayareanewsgroup.com. Follow her at Twitter.com/nataliealund.