2 arrested in connection to triple shooting in Claremont

Posted: Updated:
CLAREMONT -

Police have arrested two men in connection with a violent clash in Claremont that left a 4-year-old girl and at least two other people with gunshot wounds Wednesday.

James Thomas and Frederick Fielder were both arrested and charged in connection with the shooting, but one suspect remains at large, police say. 

More than a dozen shots rang out around 11:30 a.m. near the check-cashing store at 397 E. 167th St., according to authorities.

A bullet grazed the girl's back, police say.

NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce says both Thomas and Fielder also suffered gunshot wounds, but are expected to be OK.

Investigators say they recovered at least 17 bullets from the scene, some from a 9 mm handgun and some from a .45.

Surveillance video showed two groups, each containing at least three men, who police say agreed to meet at the corner, where a fight ensued.

During the altercation, one man pulled out a gun and opened fire. Then, a second man opened fire, according to investigators.

Boyce says there was only a minimal number of bystanders in the area, and none of the victims are likely to die from their injuries.

  • SlideshowsMore>>

  • KTUphoria rocks Jones Beach

    KTUphoria rocks Jones Beach

    Pitbull, the Backstreet Boys and others were at Jones Beach on Saturday, June 16, for KTU's KTUphoria.

    Pitbull, the Backstreet Boys and others were at Jones Beach on Saturday, June 16, for KTU's KTUphoria.

  • 2018 FIFA World Cup Photos

    2018 FIFA World Cup Photos

    The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off June 14 in Russia.The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off June 14 in Russia.

    The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off June 14 in Russia.

    The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off June 14 in Russia.

  • 2018 SummerStage Festival lineup

    2018 SummerStage Festival lineup

    SummerStage Festival is a free, outdoor festival of the arts held each year at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park.SummerStage Festival is a free, outdoor festival of the arts held each year at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park.
    SummerStage Festival is a free, outdoor festival of the arts held each year at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park.SummerStage Festival is a free, outdoor festival of the arts held each year at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park.

    SummerStage Festival is a free, outdoor festival of the arts held each year at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park.

    SummerStage Festival is a free, outdoor festival of the arts held each year at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."