WORCESTER, MASS. (WHDH) - A man from Connecticut was arrested after a shooting in Worcester left a woman with non-life-threatening injuries over the weekend, according to police.
The Worcester Police Department said Juan Carlos Hernandez Villegas of Danielson, Conn., was taken into custody and faces numerous firearms charges for a shooting that occurred Sunday night on Young Street.
According to the department, officers were first called to the incident around 9:25 p.m. for reports of a person being shot. Police then arrived to find a large crowd surrounding a 19-year-old woman suffering what officials said were non-life-threatening injuries.
While the victim was taken to a hospital for treatment, Worcester PD said investigators concluded shots were fired after a fight broke out between multiple women during a large party in the area.
“Officers determined that a male on scene, identified as Juan Carlos Hernandez Villegas of Danielson Connecticut, took out a handgun and fired it, striking the female victim,” a news release from the department stated. “He was located on scene and placed under arrest.”
A loaded handgun was also recovered during the investigation, which police said Villegas did not appear to have a Massachusetts license for.
Charges the Conn. resident faces include:
- Armed Assault to Murder
- Assault and Battery by Firearm
- Unlawful Carrying of a Firearm
- Possession of a Large Capacity Firearm
- Carrying a Loaded Firearm without a License
- Possession of Ammunition without an FID Card
- Discharging a Firearm within 500 Feet of a Dwelling
- Possession of a Firearm while in the Commission of a Felony
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