Suspect accused of wounding boy in Chelsea shooting arraigned

CHELSEA, MASS. (WHDH) - An Everett man was arraigned Friday in connection with a shooting that injured a 13-year-old boy in Chelsea on Wednesday night.

Christian Garcia, 19, was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Court proceedings revealed that Garcia is a gang member known on the streets as “Pumbaa.” Garcia was identified by a witness and allegedly had shell casings found in his clothing that matched the weapon used in the shooting.

He is being held on $100,000 cash bail and bail in a second case involving Garcia has been revoked. He’s been ordered to stay away from the witness in the case.

Police said shots were fired in a park on Bellingham Street near Bosson Park Wednesday night and a stray bullet went through the window of a building near the park.

Thirteen-year-old Juan Lopez Delgado was struck in the shoulder by a stray bullet that came in through his third-floor bedroom wall while he was laying in bed.

“It felt horrible, it felt like fire. Just burning,” said Juan.

Juan was taken to Mass General Hospital, where he was treated and released on Thursday. His family said he is in severe pain, cannot move his arm and will need physical therapy. Juan told 7News the bullet that struck him is still in his shoulder.

“I have to wait a month or so for the swelling to go down so they can take out the bullet,” said Juan.

Juan said he is grateful he is OK.

“People can’t be safe in their own home. It’s just crazy. Like, why do you want to shooting in a park for? It doesn’t make sense. It’s a kid playground, let it be,” said Juan.

Court paperwork alleges Garcia threatened to shoot up a house on social media after having a problem with someone in the area.

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