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Teen Shot in Weymouth, Man Arrested, Police Say

Aerial video from NBC10 Boston SkyRanger showed a large police presence Friday afternoon in Weymouth

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A man was arrested in a shooting that left a teen injured in Weymouth, Massachusetts, Friday afternoon, police said.

The shooting victim was found in a driveway by officers on West Street near Columbian Street just after 4 p.m., police said. The 17-year-old from Weymouth had a gunshot wound to the chest. He was taken to a local hospital and is expected to survive.

Before officers responded, it was reported that the suspect had ran away from the area and was headed towards Braintree, leading to a joint search of the area by Weymouth and Braintree officers, along with police dogs.

According to police, a witness in the Summer St. area saw the suspect who was still in possession of a firearm behind a residence. A short time later, police located and arrested Eric Lesperance Jr., 22, of Brockton, on Autumn Lane. The weapon was not found, however, and a search for the gun continues.

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Aerial video from NBC10 Boston SkyRanger showed a heavy police presence in the area when Lesperance was taken into custody.

Lesperance is charged with possession of a firearm without a license, assault and battery with a firearm, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling, and possession of ammunition without an FID. It's unclear if Lesperance has an attorney who can speak to the charges he's facing.

An investigation is ongoing, and police said additional charges may be added.

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