Thursday, 4:30 PM
Man charged with shooting two in parked car in Somerville
By Globe Staff
A 31-year-old man is scheduled to be arraigned today on armed assault and attempted murder charges after Somerville police allege he shot two young men sitting in parked car on a busy street during rush hour.
The two victims, both age 20, were taken to Massachusetts General Hospital and treated and released.
About two hours after Wednesday's shooting, Somerville detectives arrested Andre Scott Mitchell, of Malden, and a 16-year-old girl from Cambridge who police did not identify because she is a juvenile. Detectives also recovered a .38-caliber handgun that they alleged Mitchell used in the shooting and a stun gun.
At about 5:20 p.m. on Wednesday, the two 20-year-olds where sitting in a car parked near the intersection of Temple Street and Memorial Road at the height of rush hour. Police alleged that Mitchell and the juvenile walked up to the car.
"There was an exchange of some words and shots were fired," said Somerville police Captain Paul Upton. "We don't believe it was a random act."
Mitchell and the juvenile escaped on foot, police alleged, and were arrested two hours later outside an apartment in the Mystic Avenue Housing Complex.