Hartford Police make two arrests in shooting that left girl injured

Kwanze Fluker (Photo: Hartford police)
Kwanze Fluker (Photo: Hartford police)

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – Hartford Police have made two arrests in connection to a shooting that left a 10-year-old girl with a gunshot wound to the face.

According to the Hartford Police Department, the drive-by shooting happened at a home on Branford Street on Sunday, November 6th.

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The girl survived.

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Deputy Chief Brian Foley tweeted that officers with the Hartford Police Department arrested the shooter and the driver on Wednesday morning. One of the suspects has been identified as 22-year-old Kwanze Flucker, of Bloomfield. The other is a 17-year-old boy who has not been identified. Police say the teen is the shooter and that the gun was found at his house.

“We weren’t going out and sweeping streets. We were using analysis of shell casings, lab evidence, video evidence, all based on intelligence based policing,” said Foley.

Police say the motive was retaliation for earlier shootings. The girl who was hit was not the intended target, according to police.

Fluker is facing multuple charges, including assault, reckless endangerment, and carrying a pistol without a permit. When police took Fluker into custody, a firearm was found in his home. Officers also recovered a stolen moped that witnesses described as the one used in the Blue Hill Avenue shooting.

Fluker was arraigned on Wednesday in Hartford Superior Court. His bond is now set at two million dollars, and he is due back in court on December 6th.