A Woburn man allegedly shot his friend by accident when showing off his new gun

Alec Augustino Braz, 22, is now facing charges.

A Woburn man allegedly accidentally shot his friend on Saturday, and is now facing charges.

Alec Augustino Braz, 22, is being charged with assault and battery with a deadly weapon, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building, and improper storage of a firearm, according to 7 News.

Police were called after the victim, a 19-year-old man from Woburn, showed up at a nearby hospital with a reported gunshot wound to his neck, an injury thought to be non-life-threatening, the news station reported.

The two men were reportedly inside a home when Braz accidentally fired the .40-caliber pistol, according to 7 News. He had just received his license to carry.


“The victim is very, very lucky, this is a serious injury he sustained,” Woburn Police Chief Robert Rufo said.

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