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14-year-old girl grazed by bullet in Jamaica Plain Thursday afternoon

Police arrest 19-year-old man

A man was arrested after a 14-year-old girl was grazed by a bullet in a Jamaica Plain shooting early Thursday afternoon, according to Boston police.

The shooting near 169 Boylston St. was reported at 1:26 p.m., according to Sergeant Detective John Boyle, the chief spokesman for Boston police, who said the girl had suffered a “superficial gunshot wound.”

Jeremy Duarte, 19, of Jamaica Plain, was later arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of ammunition, discharging a firearm within city limits, possession of a large capacity feeding device, and assault and battery by means of a dangerous weapon, Boyle said in an interview.


Duarte is expected to be arraigned Friday in the West Roxbury division of Boston Municipal Court, he said.

The shooting took place in a mostly residential area about two blocks from the Stony Brook MBTA station, just north of the Samuel Adams Boston Brewery.

Jeremy C. Fox can be reached at jeremy.fox@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @jeremycfox.