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.


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.