19-Year-Old Arrested In Chelsea Shooting That Wounded 13-Year-Old

Bail has been set at $100,000 for a man charged in connection with the shooting of a 13-year-old boy who was hit by a stray bullet while lying in bed in his Chelsea apartment.

Nineteen-year-old Christian Garcia of Everett pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Friday on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon and firearm offenses.

Police say Juan Lopez Delgado was in a third-floor apartment Wednesday night when he was wounded in the shoulder by a bullet fired from the street.

Defense attorney John Hayes said the case against Garcia was weak. He said his client was involved in an anti-youth violence program.

Returning home from the hospital Thursday night, the boy told reporters he'd be OK and thanked God "for letting me stay on a little longer."

This article was originally published on October 21, 2016.


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