Mass. man pleads not guilty to murder in fatal shooting

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — The suspect in a fatal shooting in Massachusetts last year has pleaded not guilty.

The Lowell Sun reports that 24-year-old Joseph McGillicuddy entered his plea Thursday to multiple charges including murder, possession of a firearm with a silencer and possession of a loaded firearm without a license.

He was arrested Wednesday in connection with the fatal shooting of 24-year-old Anthony Luna in Lowell.

Police found Luna’s body inside a parked car in February 2018.

Luna’s cousins told investigators they were riding in the car together when someone appeared and opened fire. Joseph Luna was hospitalized for a gunshot wound to the elbow and later released.

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McGillicuddy is being held without bail. His attorney could not be reached.