Garland Police responded to the report of numerous people fighting in the 3700 block of Easton Meadows. During this fight investigators believe three people pulled out handguns and began shooting.
Ja Ray Malik Hollywood, 17, and a 16-year-old male juvenile are now in custody at the Garland Detention Center.
Detectives said they shot the handguns, striking the victims in their lower extremities. The 14-year-old girl and 25-year-old woman are expected to recover.
One witness had just returned from school and told CBS 11 News people started running and ducking behind cars when the shots were fired.
“As I’m hearing gunshots, I’m swinging, trying to avoid them and I feel them going past me,” said Nae Williams. “I ducked under the car. I was so scared and shook, because I didn’t know what was going on.”
Hollywood and the juvenile are charged with two counts of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon each. Both are currently in the Garland Detention Center.
The investigation is ongoing, and detectives are trying to determine the identity of the third subject involved.
Two teenagers were in custody Wednesday morning in connection with a shooting in Garland the previous day that left three people injured.
Police responded just before 3:30 p.m. Tuesday to a report of numerous people fighting at an apartment complex in the 3500 block of Easton Meadows Drive, near Roan Road and Interstate 30. Three people are believed to have pulled out handguns and started shooting.
Two people — a 25-year-old woman and a 14-year-old girl — were shot and taken to a hospital. Their injuries did not appear to be life-threatening, police said.
Relatives of those victims, who are cousins, told KXAS-TV (NBC5) that the teen was released from the hospital Tuesday while the 25-year-old, who is pregnant, remained hospitalized.
A third injured person was treated at the scene, but police said it was unclear whether that person had been shot.
Officers had taped off the entrance to the apartments and could be seen inspecting a black vehicle that had its trunk and both drivers-side doors open. Several shoes were strewn on the ground nearby.
On Wednesday morning, police said two suspects were in custody: 17-year-old Ja Ray Malik Hollywood and a 16-year-old boy whose name was not released because of his age. Each was being held at the Garland jail on two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
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