9 suspects identified in shooting of 2 Connecticut women

July 2, 2019

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Police say nine alleged gang members are facing charges in connection with a shooting in Connecticut last October that left a mother of four dead and another woman paralyzed.

Waterbury police on Monday said five men and three juveniles are under arrest and authorities are seeking a ninth suspect.

Police say all nine are purported members of the city’s 960s gang.

Chief Fernando Spagnolo says the victims were unintended targets as the gang opened fire on people they thought were associated with a rival gang.

Thirty-year old Fransua Guzman was shot in the head and died. Her friend, 54-year-old Darlene Mazon, was hit in the spine, and now needs a wheelchair.

Two suspects are charged with murder. The rest are charged with conspiracy to commit murder.

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