PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) -- Investigators believe the gunshot that killed a 12-year-old girl in Providence was fired by Branden Castro, who faced a judge in the case Friday.
Castro, 20, is charged in the shooting death of Aynis Vargas. She was attending an outdoor party in the Hartford Avenue neighborhood when a group of suspects fired multiple shots in their direction.
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Three women were also injured in the shooting.
Four other suspects, including a juvenile, were charged in connection with the crime .
One of them, Ricardo Vasquez, pleaded guilty last week and was sentenced to life in prison.
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Police believe the drive-by shooting was organized by Castro and Vasquez as retaliation to another group, and that Vasquez was behind the wheel.
Castro is facing charges of murder and conspiracy to commit murder, among other charges.
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