Three More Arrests in Murder of 12-year-old Providence Girl

Sep 26, 2013

Providence police have made three more arrests in connection with the murder of a 12-year-old Providence girl and the shooting of three women at a graduation party in June. 

The latest arrests bring to five the number of suspects in the murder of 12-year-old Aynis Vargas. 

Shortly after her murder police arrested Branden Castro and Ricardo Vasquez of the Harriet Street gang. Now, police have arrested three more suspects, including a 17-year-old juvenile. 

The latest suspects are Luis Gonzales, Angel Valerio and the unidentified juvenile. Police say that on or about July 15th the five suspects opened fire at a graduation party in the Hartford Park neighborhood of Providence, where bullets struck and killed Vargas and injured three women.   The suspects are being held without bail.

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