A West Springfield, Massachusetts, man charged with shooting his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend in the groin and ripping a $500 gold chain from his neck has been held on $250,000 bail.
The Republican reports that Jose Marte Jr. pleaded not guilty Monday to seven charges including attempted murder in connection with the shooting last week near a city park.
Witnesses told police that the 21-year-old Marte and his girlfriend pulled into a parking lot where the victim and his friends were. Police say the shooting took place after an argument and struggle.
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Marte and his girlfriend then fled the scene and were tracked down later.
The victim was taken to the hospital with a non-fatal wound.
Marte's lawyer retained the right to request lower bail at a later date.