2 charged in connection to shooting outside Brockton courthouse

This is a photo of a Brockton police cruiser outside a courthouse where two people were shot.

BROCKTON, Mass. (WLNE) — Two people are facing charges after a shooting earlier this week outside a Massachusetts courthouse, WCVB Channel 5 reports.

According to police, gunfire broke out at about 12:30 p.m. on Monday outside Brockton District Court, leaving two people injured.

Authorities said Antwon Barrett-Smith, 18, and Neandro Mendes, 18, were arraigned Tuesday on one count each of assault with a dangerous weapon, discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building, carrying a firearm without a license, carrying a loaded firearm, possession of ammunition without an FID card and disorderly conduct.

Mendes was additionally charged with one count of disturbing the peace.

Both Barrett-Smith and Mendes were held without bail pending a dangerousness hearing on July 14.

A 37-year-old woman and a 19-year-old man, both from Brockton, received non-life-threatening injuries and were treated at a local hospital, police said.

Detectives recovered two guns in connection to the shooting.

The investigation remains ongoing by Massachusetts State Police and the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office.

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