Two charged in shooting of 13 yr-old

Sheriff’s deputies have arrested two persons who allegedly were involved in the drive-by shooting of a 13-year old girl, sitting in a friend’s house in the 14500 block of Maeline Street near Aldine-Westfield.

The shooting took place last Thursday, about 4:30 pm. Deputies were able to obtain surveillance video of a white truck passing by, and about an hour after the shooting a tip led them to the truck on Greens Road with two people inside. Steven LeBlanc Blanco, 28, and Allison Strong-Matyas, 19, were taken into custody Thursday night and charged in connection with the shooting.

Blanco was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and felon in possession of a weapon, and Strong-Matyas was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. A motive for the shooting is not known.