Woonsocket police ID 1 gunman after 13-year-old injured in shootout

WOONSOCKET, R.I. (WLNE) — The Woonsocket Police Department said one gunman was apprehended after a shootout on Cumberland Street.

Officials said around 2:30 p.m. Saturday, gunshots were exchanged between two people.

Gerald Ware, 49, of Woonsocket was treated for a gunshot wound to the leg and was held overnight at Woonsocket Police Headquarters, authorities confirmed.

Ware was arraigned Sunday morning on three charges of felony assault, discharging a firearm while committing a crime of violence, possession of a firearm by a person convicted of a crime of violence, carrying a pistol without a license or permit, firing in a compact area, firing across a highway and disorderly conduct.

Police said the three counts of felony assault came after a passing vehicle was struck by gunfire.

A 13-year-old boy in the car sustained injuries to his arm. Authorities did not immediately release if it was a bullet-wound.

According to officials, another 14-year-old passenger was in the car as well as their father driving the vehicle.

Woonsocket police said they are still looking for the second person involved in the shootout.

This is a developing story and will be updated when information is released.

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