LAWRENCE, Ind. (WISH) - A two year old remains hospitalized in critical condition aftersomeone shot her at a wedding reception. Two other women were hurtin that shooting Saturday night.
"I couldn't believe it. It's a wedding. How can someone dosomething like that? Come in here and shoot at a wedding," NancyPalma said.
Shots stopped the festivities at a wedding reception at LawrenceCity Park Saturday evening. Police say Francisco Ponce pulled a gunand began firing.
"I heard like two popping sounds, but since they popped a bigballoon here previously, I thought it was that, so I expected toturn around and see confetti flying around but then everybody (was)screaming and turning around," Palma explained.
People are still talking about what happened Saturday evening.Even the fact that wedding guests ran after the suspect, holdinghim down until police could arrive.
The guests grabbed 23-year-old Jose Ponce. Police arrested himfor disorderly conduct, battery and intoxication.
"Instead of them standing around they all ran toward one of theguys. They apprehended him. They started kicking him and they wereholding him down until the cops got there," Palma said.
Ponce's brothers, 21-year-old Francisco and 28-year-old Isaiastook off. An officer spotted Francisco not far from the crimescene.
"An on duty officer patrolling in the park was able to chase himand capture him and we found the weapon," said Lawrence PoliceChief Paul Whitehead.
Francisco faces attempted murder charges and Isaias faces publicintoxication charges.
Two-year old Yuridia Sosa is still in critical condition atMethodist Hospital. Doctors treated her mother, Mariela Rodriquezand Miriam Lial, for non-life threatening gun shot wounds.
UPDATE 10:45 P.M.: Many Indiana State Police dispatches were reporting accidents on major roads due to slick weather conditions Sunday night.
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