Two men arrested in Saginaw shooting that hurt child - WNEM TV 5


Two men arrested in Saginaw shooting that hurt child

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Two men have been arrested in connection with a southeast Saginaw shooting that hurt a 9-year-old boy. 

The incident happened on March 31, 2015 in the 2800 block of Capehart Drive around 5 p.m.

A 9-year-old boy heard gunshots and realized he'd been grazed by a bullet, a state police spokesman said. According to police, the boy was an innocent bystander and not the intended target.

Investigators say the suspects were trying to shoot two Northside gang members.

The child was playing basketball in the driveway of a vacant home. That's when police said someone drove up in a dark vehicle and opened fire trying to hit someone walking in the street. The bullets missed their intended target, hitting the child in the arm.

TV5 found some bullet holes along the side of the house where the shooting happened. They were about the size of a quarter.

"You know, I was shocked. I was shocked. Because this is a very quiet neighborhood. We usually don't have nothing around here," Barry Booker said.

A 28-year-old male and 21-year-old male, both of Saginaw, were arrested on Monday, May 23.

The un-named 28-year-old is facing one count of conspiracy to commit murder, one count of firearms - possession by a felon - three counts of assault with intent to commit murder and five counts of weapons - felony firearm. 

The un-named 21-year-old is facing charges of one count of conspiracy to commit murder, three counts of assault with the intent to commit murder and found counts of weapons - felony firearm. 

Booker said his community on south Saginaw's Capehart Street is pretty peaceful

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