Arrest made in shooting


GREENFIELD — Police announced Friday evening that a 17-year-old boy has been arrested in Thursday’s shooting that injured a 15-year-old boy.

The shooting occurred at around 6:40 a.m. Thursday at a home in the 800 block of North Noble Street.

The victim remained in a hospital in stable condition Friday evening, according to a news release from the Greenfield Police Department.

The release states that at the time of the shooting, several juveniles were in a residence on Noble Street, at least one of whom had a handgun. A juvenile inside the residence fired the handgun, striking the victim one time.

A 17-year-old juvenile has been arrested on gun-related charges, the release continues, adding other criminal charges are expected as the investigation continues.

Chuck McMichael, deputy chief of the Greenfield Police Department, said the arrested juvenile is male.

Police continue to look into how the shooting happened and the events leading up to it, McMichael said.

“There were several juveniles involved,” he said. “Investigators are still putting together interviews and who’s being truthful and who’s not, so a lot of that’s ongoing. We can’t say for certain yet what we think happened. We got theories and ideas, but we just don’t have a definite yet for certain.”

McMichael also said while police are fairly certain where the victim was shot, they’re awaiting confirming medical records before releasing that information.

The 17-year-old who was charged did not flee after the shooting and was on scene when police arrived, McMichael said.

McMichael wasn’t certain what the 17-year-old’s exact charges are, but echoed the news release that more charges are anticipated, adding other people could be charged as well.

The news release states the shooting was an isolated incident with no ongoing threat to the public.