LAWRENCE — Nearly a week after a girl, age 16, was shot in the head after a street fight turned gun battle police have not arrested or identified her alleged shooter.
The teen, Geylin Pichardo, a Lawrence High School freshman, is in critical condition at Boston hospital, police said.
Pichardo was wounded last Friday night after a man allegedly stepped out of a High Street address and shot several rounds at a BMW, one of which struck her, police said.
Police have acknowledged there is a suspect in the teen's shooting. But as of late Wednesday night no arrest had been made.
The suspect has not been publicly named and charges he's facing have not been specified.
"The case is still being investigated and we are hoping for closure as soon as possible," police Chief Roy Vasque said Wednesday night.
The suspect allegedly fired at a BMW driven by Christian Figueroa, 20, who is identified in court records as a Trinitario gang member.
Figueroa allegedly fired a gun into the air, during the 9 p.m. incident Friday, and the suspect fired at the BMW afterwards, police said.
Police expect to charge Figueroa in connection with the Friday night incident.
However, he was arrested and charged on an outstanding warrant issued after a Jan. 1 incident in the 100 block of Exchange Street, according to court papers.
He was held without bail after his arraignment Monday in Lawrence District Court on two counts of illegally carrying a firearm and illegal discharge of a firearm on Jan. 1.
Seven spent rounds of ammunition were found in that area, according to court papers.
Surveillance video from Exchange Street shows Figueroa, who is nicknamed "Gigo," pulling an object from his pocket and then "making a racking motion upward," according to documents.
"Figueroa raises his right hand in the air and a muzzle flash is observed firing upward," wrote Detective Kevin Nigohosian.
"The gun is still visible in Figueroa's right hand pointing downward ... as he walks off the screen," Nigohosian further reported.
Figueroa is due back in court for a Jan. 23 hearing to determine if he is a danger to himself or the community. That hearing will determine if bail is set or he continues to be held without bail.
On Friday night, Figueroa drove Pichardo to Lawrence General Hospital and she was later transferred to a Boston hospital, police said.
Lawrence High School offered counseling Monday to students and staff struggling with the news that Pichardo was wounded.
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