Second person arrested in connection with Maryland shooting that injured six

Sheriff Jeanine Pirro is seen in Brooklyn, NY on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018. (Stu Forster/Getty Images)

A second person has been arrested in connection with an incident that led to a shooting that injured six in Aurora, Maryland, on Tuesday. Earlier in the week, a 15-year-old was arrested for the shooting, which took place at a school bus stop near the targeted residence. A 24-year-old resident of the neighborhood, Tyquez Powell, was taken into custody early Wednesday morning by state police and the Maryland State Police.

According to court documents, Powell was with three other individuals prior to the shooting. Those three persons were known to police, but no one has been arrested for the shooting. One of the other individuals had come to the attention of police previously for various driving violations. Police discovered that he may be connected to the shooting after he was observed driving a dark gray vehicle. When officers attempted to pull the vehicle over, the vehicle pulled out and the occupants fled on foot. The vehicle was quickly apprehended by police, but Powell remained at large. He has since been taken into custody, and a search warrant is now in place for his home. Police say that they believe he may be one of the other three individuals who were in the car prior to the shooting.

Two of the individuals struck by gunfire Tuesday remain hospitalized. Of the six people injured, one person remains in critical condition and another is in serious condition. All six victims have been released from the hospital. Authorities say that the six victims appear to have been standing in the street when a dark gray vehicle drove by and began shooting at them. Some of the victims had been on a school bus. Police say that the shooting appears to be targeted, and have not yet ruled out the possibility that the shooter was also targeting an individual who was in the car with him prior to the shooting.

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