Maine Man Arrested in Drive-By Shootings Appears in Court

A Maine man who was arrested for allegedly shooting two men at random in Duxbury, Massachusetts, was arraigned on more than a dozen charges Monday afternoon.

Twenty-five-year-old Lucas McPherson, of Mapleton, Maine, was arraigned on numerous charges including attempted murder and assault and battery of a police officer.

The judge ruled he be admitted to Bridgewater State Hopsital and undergo a 20 day competency assessment. 

Police say the first victim, a 33-year-old Marshfield man, was driving on Tremont Street around 1:15 a.m Sunday morning. when he was shot in the abdomen by someone in a passing vehicle. Authorities noticed a "suspicious vehicle" in the area about 20 minutes later.

Officers spotted the car again on Tobey Garden Street. A resident there told police he'd been shot by the car's occupant.

Officers subdued McPherson with a Taser. Police recovered a shotgun in McPherson's car.

Both shooting victims suffered non-life threatening injuries.

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