UPDATE: 1/2/2023, 1:41 p.m.
The 11-year-old girl in the shooting has been identified by her father as Ambthyst Silva.
Hear from the family members Monday night on KRIS 6 News at 6 and 10.
UPDATE: 1/2/2023, 6:23 a.m.
Two men have been arrested in connection with the city's first homicide of the year.
Detectives issued arrest warrants for 29-year-old Deonis Poindexter and 43-year-old Jacob Leal on January 2, 2023.
"Investigators with our Criminal Investigation Division have worked diligently since the shooting to identify and locate the individuals responsible," said CCPD in a release.
Investigators said the two offenders illegally discharged their firearms in the direction of several residences on New Year's Eve.
An 11-year-old girl died from her injuries after celebratory gunfire in the south Corpus Christi area struck the child.
Poindexter and Leal were charged with Deadly Conduct Discharging a Firearm (3rd-degree felony-$75,000 bond).
"Charges may be upgraded at a later time, pending further investigation," said officials.
Both men were transported to the main police station to be interviewed before being booked into the Nueces County Jail.