17-year-old shot during the holiday weekend in Westfield

WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A man in Westfield will face a judge on Tuesday for accidentally shooting a teenager on Christmas Eve.

Westfield Police Sgt. Jeffrey Baillargeon told 22News a 17-year-old boy was shot in the leg on Sackett Street, Saturday, and taken to a local hospital for treatment. He is expected to be okay.

Sgt. Baillargeon said the suspect will be arraigned in Westfield District Court on the following charges:

  • Illegal Gun Possession
  • Assault & Battery with a Dangerous Weapon
  • Reckless Endangerment of a Child
  • Discharging a Firearm within 500 feet of a Building

His identity is not being released at this time.