Man Arrested After Tracking Down Stolen Car and Shooting Three Teenage Girls Inside

Man Arrested After Tracking Down Stolen Car and Shooting Three Teenage Girls Inside

In Syracuse, New York, a 23-year-old man, identified as Michael Brown, was arrested on Sunday following an incident in which he allegedly shot three teenage girls who were in a stolen vehicle that belonged to one of Brown’s family members. The Syracuse Police Department has brought charges against Brown, including attempted murder, assault, reckless endangerment, and weapons offenses in connection with the triple shooting.

The incident came to the attention of law enforcement when a ShotSpotter notification alerted police to gunfire in the Northside neighborhood of Syracuse shortly before 10:50 p.m. Officers responding to the scene were approached by three teenage girls who had suffered gunshot wounds and were waiting near a Hyundai vehicle.

Among the injured girls, a 16-year-old sustained critical injuries, with gunshot wounds to her arm and midsection. Two 14-year-olds were also injured, with one suffering a gunshot wound to the leg and the other to the hip. All three victims were transported to the hospital for treatment.

According to investigators, the Hyundai had been stolen from the 1800 block of Grant Boulevard earlier on Sunday. Brown, reportedly the brother of the vehicle owner, located the stolen car with the teenagers inside and, during an interaction, allegedly opened fire on the vehicle, injuring the three girls.

Following the shooting, Brown initially fled the scene but was subsequently apprehended by law enforcement. It remains unclear whether charges will be filed against the teenagers in connection with the stolen vehicle.

Chris Morris
Author: Chris Morris

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