15-Year-Old Shot Near Town Library in Oxford

Police in Oxford, Massachusetts responded to a shooting near the Oxford Public Library on Saturday afternoon.

An emergency call came in for a reported fight in the center of town with shots fired. The original altercation took place in front of St. Rock’s Rectory.

Police located a juvenile 15-year-old male near the town library. The victim sustained non-life-threatening injuries, according to police.

A 17-year-old suspect was arrested after fleeing the scene. Several hours later, police located the alleged weapon used in the crime. According to police, they believe the suspect dumped the gun. He will be charged with attempted murder and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Additional charges are expected to be filed.

Police are interviewing several witnesses that saw the crime and investigating the possible motive.

Both the victim and the suspect knew each other. Massachusetts State Police are assisting with the investigation.

There are no further details at this time.

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