Bond for a 17-year-old boy and a 22-year-old Bloomfield man suspected in the shooting of a 10-year-old girl on a Sunday afternoon in November has been set at $1 million.
Police said the 17-year-old is the suspected shooter. They have not released his name. Kwanze Fluker, 22, of Bloomfield, is the suspected driver, police said. He has been charged with first-degree conspiracy assault and first-degree criminal liability/assault.
The young victim was sitting in her Branford Street home when the shots rang out around 3:45 p.m. on Sunday Nov. 6 and a bullet struck her under her eye, police said.
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Officers who responded to the scene of the shooting found the girl's father putting her in a car, police said. She was taken at first to Saint Francis Hospital, then transported to Connecticut Children's Medical Center.
The bullet is still lodged under the girl's eye, according to police. She will have to undergo surgery, but she is expected to keep her ability to see.
Officers have been investigating for weeks and believe the driveby shooting was connected to retaliatory shootings in the neighborhood.
They said the found a gun in Fluker's house and believe the bullet that injured the girl came from it. Police said he is suspected in another shooting in Hartford.