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Man shot in Woburn over $10 debt, police say

Asa Cooper, 28, of Dorchester was arrested for allegedly shooting a man outside a home in Woburn over a $10 debt Saturday morning, authorities said.

Woburn police were called to a home on Highland Street around midnight for a report of shots fired, the department said in a statement. Police found a 43-year-old man with two gunshot wounds to the legs.

The man was taken to a local hospital. His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening, police said.

Cooper was charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon causing injury, assault to murder with a firearm, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling, possession of a firearm without a license and illegal possession of ammunition, the statement said.


Cooper knew the victim and the shooting was not random, police said.

Witnesses said that a group of people was standing outside of the home when another group in a minivan, carrying Cooper and three others, approached them.

After the man was shot, the minivan fled the scene and was apprehended by authorities on the on-ramp to Interstate 93 in Woburn.

Cooper was arrested and van was seized with no weapons were recovered, according to police.

The incident remains under investigation.

K. Sophie Will can be reached at sophie.will@globe.com