A 24-year-old man is in custody after a shooting in Fitchburg that left another man with a gunshot wound in his right shoulder.
Richard L. Bennefield, of Fitchburg, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, domestic assault and battery, illegal possession of a firearm, illegal possession of ammunition and discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling.
Fitchburg police responded to the ABS Gas Station located at 115 Lunenburg Street, for a report of a man who had been shot, according to police. The responding officers encountered a 33-year-old man with serious but non-life threatening injuries.
After investigating, police determined the assault took place a short distance away at a home on Normal Road. Police responded to the home and were able to find Bennefield.
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The victim was transported to Leominster Hospital and was later transported to UMass Worcester by ambulance for treatment.
Police are unsure why the shooting happened in the first place.