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18-year-old arrested after reportedly shooting person in head at Norwich house party

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NORWICH, Conn. (WTNH) — Norwich police have arrested a man in connection with a shooting that injured one person.

Around 2 a.m. on Nov. 1, officers were called to East Main Street after reports of a loud house party.

During an investigation, police found that 18-year-old Joseph Desir took out a gun and shot the victim during a fight.

The victim sustained a non-life-threatening injury to the head.

A police report states the shooting happened in front of at least one minor.

On Tuesday, officers arrested Desir, of Norwich, and charged him with assault first-degree, unlawful discharge of a firearm, reckless endangerment first-degree, and risk of injury to a minor.

He was booked under a $100,000 bond.

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