Three males were arrested and charged in conjunction with a drive-by shooting that occurred Tuesday afternoon on Oak Street, according to police.
Police said that at approximately 2:34 p.m. Tuesday afternoon an unknown number of gun shots were fired at a residence at 243 Oak St. The suspect then fled in what witnesses later described as a tan Ford Escort. Police then spotted a vehicle matching that description at a residence at 358 Main St. shortly thereafter, and took three people into custody.
Those individuals were: Danny Cartagena Jr., 21, of the same address, who was charged with conspiracy to commit first-degree assault, conspiracy to commit reckless endangerment and possession of cocaine; Danny Cartagena, 39, of 255 McKee St., who was charged with first-degree reckless endangerment, conspiracy to commit first-degree assault, unlawful possession of a firearm, illegal discharge of a firearm, criminal possession of a firearm, possession of less than four ounces of marijuana, two counts possession of marijuana within 1,500 feet of a school, possession of marijuana with intent to sell, and operating an illegal drug factory; and a 16-year old minor who was also arrested and charged with conspiracy to commit first-degree assault and conspiracy to commit first-degree reckless endangerment.
Police could not be immediately reached for comment Wednesday afternoon to say if the two Cartagena's were related. Both were scheduled to be arraigned on the charges Wednesday in Manchester Superior Court, with Danny Cartagena being held on a $500,000 bond, and Danny Cartagena Jr. being held on a $250,000.
Police said that the shooting was not a random act and may have been related to a stabbing that occurred last Friday at 235 Oak St. In that incident, police responded to the address at approximately 9 p.m. after reports of a large fight occurring outside the property. Police said they arrived to find a 25-year old victim and a 17-year old victim suffering from non-life threatening stab wounds. Police made four arrests in conjunction with that incident: Jose Acosta, 18, of 9 West Middle Turnpike, who was charged with breach of peace, second-degree assault, first-degree reckless endangerment, first-degree riot and possession of a dangerous weapon; two 17-year old males and a 16-year old male were also arrested on similar charges.
Police said they are continuing to investigate both incidents and ask anyone with information to contact police at 860-645-5510. All calls can remain confidential.