Man arrested in Chelsea shooting of 13-year-old boy

The boy will be OK

CHELSEA, Mass. (AP) — Police say a man has been arrested in connection with the shooting of a 13-year-old boy who was hit while lying in bed inside a Massachusetts apartment.

State police on Thursday arrested 19-year-old Christian Garcia of Everett on Interstate 93 in Andover. He faces charges of assault with a dangerous weapon and firearm offenses. He will be arraigned on Friday. It wasn’t immediately known if he has an attorney.

Chelsea police say Juan Lopez Delgado was in a third-floor apartment Wednesday night when he was wounded in the shoulder by a stray bullet fired from the street.

Returning home from the hospital on Thursday night, the boy told reporters he’d be OK and thanked God “for letting me stay on a little longer.”

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