WEST PARIS — Police on Wednesday arrested a 16-year-old West Paris boy in connection with a shooting on Orchard Road that left a juvenile with minor injuries.

Chief Deputy James Urquhart said Wednesday night that a 16-year-old was taken into custody and charged with aggravated assault, reckless conduct with a firearm and criminal mischief. Police said the arrest was made after police spoke with witnesses and followed up on other leads.

The teen was arrested without incident and was taken to the Long Creek Youth Development Center in South Portland.

Police said when the 16-year-old fired a gun on Tuesday, a bullet fragment struck a juvenile male sitting in a car. He said the wound was superficial and the teen was treated and released at the scene.

There were three to four males involved in the incident, all of them 16 and 17 years old, he said. The alleged shooter and victim are known to each other, Urquhart said.

Their names were not released because they are juveniles.


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