New Bedford woman accused of shooting gun inside warehouse in Norton

Santiago Ortiz
Norton police arrested a woman on gun charges on Wednesday, June 1, 2022.

NORTON, Mass. (WLNE) — A New Bedford woman is accused of firing a gun inside of a warehouse early Wednesday morning.

The incident happened at the Pitney Bowes Global Logistics warehouse on Leonard Street.

Norton Police Lt. Todd Jackson said that three employees had an argument inside the warehouse.

Police later learned that the argument started with two women, including Chaquira Santiago-Ortiz.

Santiago-Ortiz, 26, went out to her car after the argument, grabbed a handgun, and fired one shot before taking off in her car, said Jackson.

The New Bedford woman was charged with the following:

  • Assault with a dangerous weapon
  • Discharging a firearm within 500 feet of a building
  • Improper storage of a firearm
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Disturbing the peace

No injuries were reported.

Santiago-Ortiz is set to appear in court on Wednesday.

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