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Teen, 2 Others Arrested After Late-Night Shooting in Lawrence, Massachusetts

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    Teen, 2 Others Arrested After Late-Night Shooting in Lawrence, Massachusetts

    A teenage boy and two others were arrested Thursday in connection with a late-night shooting in Lawrence, Massachusetts.

    Lawrence police said they were called to Sam's Store on Broadway for a report of a fight around 11:45 p.m. Thursday.

    When they arrived, they were told that a 21-year-old Lawrence man had just arrived at Lawrence General Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries resulting from a gunshot wound. Police said the victim could be seen on surveillance video inside the store just moments before the call about the fight was received.

    Moments later, Lawrence police learned that a Massachusetts State Police trooper had a motor vehicle pulled over with three male occupants, and a gun had been located in the vehicle. The gun was the same caliber as the shell casing recovered at Sam's Store. It was later determined that the gun had been stolen.

    The three men were taken into custody and transported to the Lawrence Police Department for booking.

    Junior Almanza, 24, of Lawrence, is charged with negligent operation of a motor vehicle, failure to stop for police, possessing a firearm without a license, carrying a loaded firearm and receiving stolen property.

    Carlos Torres, 25, of Methuen, is charged with possessing a firearm without a license, carrying a loaded firearm and receiving stolen property.

    A 17-year-old juvenile - whose name was not released by police - is charged with possessing a firearm without a license, carrying a loaded firearm and receiving stolen property.

    The juvenile also had a state Department of Children and Families warrant for his arrest and was remanded to DCF custody.

    Almanza and Torres were scheduled to be arraigned Friday in Lawrence District Court.

    Lawrence police said the investigation is ongoing and more charges could be forthcoming.

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