Brockton: Police hunt for suspect in shooting of young girl

Brockton police are on the hunt for a suspect in the shooting of a young girl.

It happened at approximately 8:45 p.m. Friday inside her family’s apartment at 560 N. Montello St.

The unidentified eight-year-old is at Brockton Hospital with a leg wound.

The suspect is identified as 28-year-old Eric Leach of Brockton.

Another local man, 27-year-old Jose Santiago, was arrested at the apartment and charged with trying to mislead investigators.

Neither the motive nor the possible relationship between the men and the girl are known.

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About Garo Hagopian

Garo Hagopian has been a member of the WATD family as a weekend news anchor since 2008, and has been a writer-producer-editor at WBZ in Boston since 1996.