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15-year-old charged in Dorchester shooting

A Dorchester teenager was arraigned Tuesday on attempted a murder charge in an attack on an 18-year-old Dorchester man, who was shot in the chest and leg Monday night, prosecutors said.

The 15-year-old, whose name was not released because of his age, was arraigned in the juvenile session of Dorchester District Court on charges of delinquency by reason of armed assault with intent to murder, unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building, the Suffolk district attorney’s office said.

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A not-delinquent plea was entered on his behalf.

The teenager was ordered held on $500,000 bail and will return to court on Oct. 15, the statement said.

At around 8:10 p.m. Monday, police responded to a call of a person shot in the area of Corona Street, prosecutors said.

Officers found the 18-year-old lying in the street with a gunshot wound to the chest and leg, the statement said.

The victim was able to describe the shooter to police before he was taken to Boston Medical Center, prosecutors said.

From the description, police presented the victim with a photo array, including a picture of the suspect. The victim positively identified a picture of the 15-year-old as the shooter, the statement said.

The suspect was arrested shortly afterward in the area of Blue Hill Avenue and Warren Street, said the statement from the district attorney’s office.

The victim was in stable condition, the statement said.

Melissa Hanson can be reached at Follow her on Twitter @Melissa__Hanson.
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