HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Two people who were wounded in a shooting that fatally killed a 12-year-old girl in Hartford have been arrested.
Police identified the 18-year-old wounded in the shooting as Jeremy Francis. He was charged with unlawful discharge of a firearm, carrying a pistol without a permit, risk of injury, and first-degree reckless endangerment.
Police determined the 16-year-old male that struck by gunfire was on probation for firearm charges and was on house arrest at the time of the shooting. He was taken into custody and remanded to juvenile detention.
The arrests follow a shooting on Huntington Street on April 21, where a 12-year-old girl was fatally shot in the head. Francis was also found suffering from a gunshot wound at the scene, and two other males — a 16-year-old and a 23-year-old — were taken to St. Francis Hospital for non-life-threatening gunshot wounds.
Police said they determined that Francis had exchanged gunfire with the suspect vehicle.
The 12-year-old victim, Se’Cret Pierce of Hartford, was sitting in a parked car when she was shot.
Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin addressed the community last week, calling on anyone to share what they know as police search for the shooter or shooters who fled the scene. While the shooting was captured on surveillance video, the footage was grainy. Police are trying to identify the suspected vehicle.
Anyone with information on the city’s seventh homicide of the year is urged to call the Hartford police tip line at (860) 722-TIPS (8477).