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Suspect in Oxford Street shooting in Lewiston arrested

The victim, a 27-year-old Nathan Vining, was shot in the pelvis, police said.

LEWISTON, Maine — Lewiston police have issued an update on a Sept. 15 shooting on Oxford Street.

According to officials, Gerald Brandon Burnsworth, 30, was arrested Saturday and is being held at the Androscoggin County Jail.

Burnsworth is charged with elevated aggravated assault, illegal possession of a firearm, unlawful possession of methamphetamine, and violating conditions of release, Lt. Derrick St. Laurent of the Lewiston Police Department said in a news release. 

Credit: Lewiston Police

Police said when they arrived at 64 Oxford Street around 2:40 p.m. on the day of the shooting, they found a 27-year-old Nathan Vining suffering from a single gunshot wound to the pelvis. The victim was transported to Central Maine Medical Center but has since been released.

St. Laurent said Burnsworth and Vining were involved in a disagreement before the shooting.

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