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Suspect in Shooting of 16-Year-Old Girl Appears in Court

The man suspected of shooting and seriously injuring a 16-year-old girl in Lawrence, Massachusetts, was arraigned Thursday.

The Essex County Dististrict Attorney's Office announced Wednesday night that 36-year-old Jose Rivera had been arrested in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood. 

Rivera kept his face hidden when he was arraigned Thursday in Lawrence District Court. 

Authorities allege Rivera fired several shots at a car in which the girl was a passenger last Friday. The Lawrence High School freshman remains at a Boston hospital.

The driver of the car she was in faces firearms charges after allegedly firing several shots in the air.

Police have said the girl may have been involved in a confrontation with another girl.

Rivera faces charges including armed assault with intent to murder. An attorney relayed information to the judge while Rivera was behind a door.

The judge said Rivera was due back in court in March.

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