19-year-old accused of firing shots during fight in Hall Manor

Tariq Thomas

Tariq Thomas

HARRISBURG, Pa.–Police have charged two juveniles and are looking for a man after a group of people were shot at during  a fight in Harrisburg on Tuesday evening.

Officers responded to the 18 row of Hall Manor for a report of shots fired around 7 p.m. Tuesday. Police say five people, three of whom were teenage girls, were fired upon during a fight.

According to police reports, the fight started as a result of an argument on social media between two teenage girls. Several people got involved in the actual fight and it escalated when police say 19-year-old Tariq Thomas pulled out a gun and threatened to kill everyone.

Moments later, Thomas began firing at the group as they ran away, police said.

During the melee, authorities say a 15-year-old boy also pulled out a gun and threatened one of the teenage girls. When the girls father confronted him, the boy pointed a gun at the father before running away.

Police are looking for Thomas. He is charged with six counts of criminal attempted homicide, reckless endangerment, aggravated assault and carrying a firearm without a license.

The unidentified 15-year-old is charged with carrying firearm without a license, reckless endangerment and simple assault.

During the fight a 16-year-old boy kicked one of the girls in the face. She sustained injuries to her face, including a black eye.

The unidentified 16-year-old is charged with aggravated assault.

Anyone that has information regarding this incident or the whereabouts of Thomas is asked to call police at (717) 558-6900.  You may also submit a tip through Crime Watch, https://dauphin.crimewatchpa.com/hbgpd/3271/cases/large-fight-ends-gun-violence .

Dauphin County Crime Stoppers is offering a reward up to $2,000 for information leading to an arrest.