Girl shot and killed in Wells called ‘everybody’s light of life’

The family of the nearly two-year-old girl who was shot and killed in Wells on Saturday remembers ‘the light of everyone’s life’. Maine State Police announced on Sunday that Octavia Huber Young died of her injuries. The agency said Andrew Huber Young, 19, is charged with murder. Police also accuse him of shooting two other men whose injuries are not considered life threatening. Craig Higgins, one of Octavia’s uncles, told WMTW on Sunday that Octavia would have turned two in July and was just learning to speak. “She was the sweetest. A happy, lucky kid,” Higgins said. Higgins says the two men also shot are Octavia’s father and grandfather, and the alleged shooter is another uncle. Law enforcement officials said Saturday that the accused shooter is related to the victims, but Maine State Police have not confirmed their exact relationship. “At this time, we will not name the two male victims or discuss the victim’s relationship to the suspect,” the agency said in a statement. State police expect the alleged shooter to face additional charges. According to the agency, the shooting occurred inside a house on Crediford Road on Saturday afternoon. Huber Young turned himself in to Wells police on Saturday night, police said. He is currently being held in York County Jail without bail. A spokesperson for York Hospital said the girl and two men with gunshot wounds arrived at an urgent care facility in Wells just before 4:30 p.m. Octavia was taken by LifeFlight helicopter to the medical center in the Maine to Portland. “The Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit continues to investigate the shooting with the assistance of the Wells Police Department,” Maine State Police also said. An autopsy is scheduled in the coming days.

The almost two-year-old girl who was shot and killed in Wells on Saturday is remembered by the family as “the light of everyone’s life”.

Maine State Police announced on Sunday that Octavia Huber Young died of her injuries.

The agency said Andrew Huber Young, 19, is charged with murder.

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Police also accuse him of shooting two other men whose injuries are not considered life threatening.

Craig Higgins, one of Octavia’s uncles, told WMTW on Sunday that Octavia would have turned two in July was just learning to speak.

“She was the sweetest. A happy, lucky kid,” Higgins said.

Higgins says the two men also shot are Octavia’s father and grandfather, and the alleged shooter is another uncle.

Law enforcement officials said Saturday that the accused shooter is related to the victims, but Maine State Police have not confirmed their exact relationship.

“At this time, we will not name the two male victims or discuss the victim’s relationship to the suspect,” the agency said in a statement.

State police expect the alleged shooter to face additional charges.

According to the agency, the shooting occurred inside a house on Crediford Road on Saturday afternoon.

Huber Young turned himself in to Wells police on Saturday night, police said. He is currently being held in York County Jail without bond.

A spokesperson for York Hospital said the girl and two men with gunshot wounds arrived at an urgent care facility in Wells just before 4.30pm.

Octavia was taken by LifeFlight helicopter to Maine Medical Center in Portland.

“The Maine State Police Major Crimes Unit continues to investigate the shooting with the assistance of the Wells Police Department,” Maine State Police also said.

An autopsy is scheduled in the coming days.

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