An early Christmas gift!

A Dorchester teenager is home with her family three months after being critically wounded by gunfire back in September. 11-year-old Johan Howard, 16-year-old Juliana Howard, and three adults were all shot on Ames Street in Dorchester.

According to Boston25 News, Howard was released from the hospital three days before Christmas but still has a few surgeries scheduled in the near future involving her skull and right leg.  Her family is happy and relieved she’s home.

“She was fighting,” her aunt Jessica Huertas told Boston25 News.

Gianni Williams-Johnson, 24, of Dorchester, and Micah Ennis, 24, of South Boston, are each charged with five counts of armed assault with intent to murder, one count of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing serious bodily injury, four counts of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and unlawful possession of firearms.

Williams-Johnson was taken into custody several weeks after the gunfire and held on $1 million bail. His next court date is March 5, 2024.

A GoFundMe page was started to help support the Howard siblings.  You can make a donation here. 

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