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No Bail for Man Accused of Shooting at 2 Homes in Methuen

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    Arraignment for Man Accused of Shooting at Methuen Homes

    John Pappalardo, 51, is expected to be arraigned Monday, facing charges after he allegedly shot at two homes in Methuen, Massachusetts early Sunday morning.

    (Published Monday, Nov. 6, 2017)

    A Massachusetts man accused of shooting at two homes over the weekend before being arrested at his home just a few blocks away faced a judge Monday morning.

    Fifty-one-year-old John Pappalardo of Methuen was ordered to be held pending a dangerousness hearing in just over a week during his arraignment in Lawrence District Court on multiple charges, including eight counts of assault with a dangerous weapon and two counts of malicious damage over $250.

    A motive for the Saturday morning shooting on Weybossett Street wasn't immediately released.

    One neighbor told NBC Boston he heard at least five shots early Saturday morning.

    John Pina said some of the bullets entered his son's room, who was fortunately sleeping in another part of the house. Pina said he went outside and saw the suspect drive off in his truck.

    "I screamed, 'stop, stop, you can't do this,'" Pina recalled.

    Pappalardo then allegedly stopped in front of the house next door and started firing at that home before pulling into the driveway of his own home.

    Pina said he went back into his home to make sure everyone was OK before he went looking for the driver, finding him at his house right around the corner.

    "This guy was standing right outside of his car," Pina said. "I told him, 'you're going to get in trouble. There's so many witnesses say that seen you. You're going to jail.'"

    Police say Pappalardo was eventually taken to custody without incident.

    It's unclear if Pappalardo has an attorney. He's due back in court on Nov. 15.

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